The Safety Squad: Forklift Accident
Updated: 1/6/2021
The Safety Squad:  Forklift Accident

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  • Sounds of fun and laughter from the lunch room
  • Hmm...I wonder what's going on in the lunch room. It's too far away for me to see.
  • Uh-oh! I just crashed hard into that roof support pole.
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  • I’ve met your kids and I want you to always go home safely to them. Please remember your training and always be aware of your surroundings when operating a forklift.
  • Are you okay?
  • I'm sorry, Safety Steve. I wasn't paying cllose enough attention.
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  • I'm not hurt, just a little embarrassed. I should know better than to look away when on the forklift.
  • I'm glad you're okay. I’ve seen you driving before without looking where you’re going and I should have said something to you so this wouldn't have happened.
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  • Lisa, you should always feel comfortable speaking up. Let's make some changes around here so this doesn't happen again.
  • The next day the team painted the warehouse beams bright yellow and put up column protectors. They held a team meeting talking about the incident and encouraging people to communicate with each other about potential hazards. They reminded everyone that all of them have a right/duty to stop work when they see an unsafe condition.
  • S
  • This will help make sure everyone sees the poles so they aren't as much of a hazard.
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