Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/07/2016 -- Ed Brown, found of Topper Industrial explained the training costs of forklift operators can exceed the cost of the equipment over a five year period. The rules that OSHA has put in place for forklift operators state that they must be trained thoroughly using lectures, written material, and necessary computer based training before they are allowed to operate any forklift machinery. They must also be given a practical lesson where hands-on training is conducted to prove their knowledge of the machinery they plan to operate in their job.
Brown argues, "Companies cannot mandate that a forklift operator take OSHA rules and regulations seriously. While observing proper safety saves companies money, and more importantly, saves lives, a ForkTruck Free environment is a guaranteed method to ensure compliance."
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a report stating that forklifts strike people every day in the U.S., resulting in 100 deaths and over 20,000 injuries annually. The costs incurred due to forklift accidents are over $100 million a year.
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Topper Industrial is exhibiting at MODEX 2016, the largest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries from April 4-7, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
View the one-minute MODEX 2016 video about Topper Industrial titled, "At the Intersection of Material Handling," go to http://www.modexshow.com/attendees/youroneminute.aspx
About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company's product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper's material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.