Forklift Operator Has a Bad Day Trying to Load This Truck Trailer!

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Here’s a good example of a situation where it pays to go slow and check things out first. For whatever reason, the guy driving the forklift forgets to check how much clearance he has when loading a pallet on a truck, and hilarity ensues. That’s what happens when you break one of the cardinal sins of forklift operation, but I’m sure glad he did.

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Forklift Training Could Really Help

There are quite a few forklift training manuals out there, and they all advise slowing down when you have to raise your forks up. They also tell you to watch out for overhead obstructions like beams and cables. In this case, the roof of the truck is the overhead obstruction, and the driver here just didn’t take the time to check the top of the crates. It also looks like the load would have barely squeezed into the truck if he would have lowered his forks a little.

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Warehouse Industry Hazards

The crates being loaded here look like they are just holding some fishy water, which wouldn’t be dangerous to come in contact with. When it comes to transporting hazardous materials, though, there are several regulations set forth by OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Here are just a few of the areas that OSHA has set regulations for:

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