"accidents" Articles

  • Handling Forklift Tipovers Safely

    When it comes to operating powered industrial trucks, safety should always be a top priority. One of the critical aspects of staying safe on the job is knowing how to handle tipovers.

  • Does it pay to pay attention?

    Operating a forklift in a busy, fast-paced environment can be hazardous. Forklifts must navigate around other vehicles, pedestrians, ramps, uneven surfaces, slippery floors, poor lighting, and blind spots. Environmental awareness is a critical part of forklift operator safety training to avoid accidents and injuries. By paying attention to environmental hazards, operators can prevent accidents and reduce the cost of doing business. In this article, we will explore the major environmental hazards that forklift operators face and how to handle them. We will also introduce TrainMOR, Morrison’s Forklift Operator Training company, which offers tailored training programs for businesses to ensure their operators are properly trained and equipped to handle any situation.


  • Fatal Forklift Accidents: A Disturbing Trend in the United States

    Forklifts are an essential piece of equipment used in many industries to transport materials and goods. However, despite their usefulness, they pose significant risks to workers if not used properly. Fatal forklift accidents are a major concern in the United States, and the numbers are alarming.

  • The Basic Principles of Forklift Stability

    Is your forklift like a see-saw?

  • Are your forklift tires going to cause an accident?

    A forklift’s tires can either reduce the chance of accidents or cause them. Tires are truly THAT fundamental to a forklift’s operation, so we always recommend a daily tire check. It can make the difference between causing an accident and preventing one.

  • What are the most common, serious forklift accidents?

    What are the most common, serious forklift accidents and how can you help prevent them? OSHA estimates that more than 85 people are killed in forklift-related incidents, around 34,900 seriously injured and another 61,800 suffer non-serious injuries.

  • Forklift safety for pedestrians. It is essential for your plant.

    How can we protect pedestrians in the workplace from forklift accidents and injuries? Pedestrians need training too!

  • Forklift Safety: Stabilizing the Load

    Off-center loads, overloading, loading damaged or loose loads, and driving too fast are all too frequent causes of serious and fatal forklift accidents. In this article we review how forklift operators can ensure load stability to profoundly reduce injuries and death due to tip-overs, spills, and other forklift accidents.

  • Video: Warning! 17 Scenarios That Could Cause Death or Injury

    Your lift truck may be your biggest resource to avoiding and anticipating accidents if your labels are legible and you can read your overhead warnings. Watch the short video "Warning! 17 Scenarios That Could Cause Death or Injury".

  • MEWPs and the Elevated Risks: Creating a Rescue Plan

    When you have Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in use in your workplace, the threshold for accidents is inevitably higher. If any of your employees are utilizing these kinds of equipment, what are your plans in case of an accident?