The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) documents nearly 100,000 reported injuries reported each year as a result of forklift accidents.
Of these, almost 100 are fatalities – a tragedy for the families and for the staff. These accidents cost an estimated $100+ million to employers annually, yet most forklifts accidents are completely avoidable.
It has been mandatory for some time now to wear approved high visible personal safety vests in the workplace in order to avoid accidents in high traffic danger areas or fast-moving environments.
Though a good safeguard, this requires extra attention from forklift operators to maintain high safety levels for pedestrians and work colleagues.
The Protrac Id Forklift Alert System (FAS) removes this added pressure from the forklift operator allowing him to give his attention to the task at hand.