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Start your engines, ready, set, go!  In some workplaces you would think there is a forklift race happening.  Forklifts are being operated at high speeds.  Operated correctly and professionally, a forklift is one of the most versatile tools in a warehouse or on a jobsite.  One the other hand a forklift with an operator who thinks he or she is in a race or lifting contest can create deadly results.

Forklifts are designed to do a wide range of jobs.  Everyone who operates a forklift must be certified and qualified to know how their forklift can be used to complete a job.  Every year operators and workers working around this machine are maimed and killed.  The reason?  Operators fail to apply the safe work procedures they learned.

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