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Forklifts & materials-handling equipment

Forklifts and other materials-handling equipment, such as powered pallet jacks and similar powered units, are a vital part of warehouses, sawmills, and other yard and plant operations. If the equipment is not used safely, risks include rollovers and collisions with pedestrians. Forklift operators and other equipment operators must have been properly trained to operate the equipment safely.

See our resources for information on working safely with and around forklifts and materials handling equipment.