We asked Shupper-Brickle’s Service & Safety Manager, Daniel Cahill: What’s the #1 safety issue you see in the field?
“The #1 safety issue I see in the field is a lack of education. A lot can go wrong when employees don’t have the proper training on overhead material handling equipment use and maintenance.
Thankfully, this is a simple problem to address. I highly recommend the benefits of operator training classes for new employees and an annual refresher course for existing employees. To really drive the point home, add specific operator rules and procedures to your employee handbook and hang procedural signs in the work area.
Considering the potential costs and possible injuries due to equipment misuse, these basic steps are very proactive measures in safety and prevention.”