Phoenix, AZ, October 02, 2017 --(PR.com
, the leading provider of online forklift certifications compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, has released an infographic titled "The Future of the Forklift Industry
This infographic gives insight to what the industry is facing in terms of change in the next five, 10 and 20 years. It explores the roles that automation and the introduction of robots will play, and gives overall workplace projections.
“Our industry is constantly evolving in terms of automation and technological advances, which means there are new safety risks to take into consideration,” says Tom Wilkerson owner of CertifyMe.net. “It is our priority at CertifyMe.net, as a provider of forklift certifications, to ensure that we are knowledgeable of the best practices and conveying them to our community through creative, yet effective messaging.”
The forklift safety infographic is a bright yellow and blue one-sheet handout that is divided into three topic sections: automation, robots and employee outlook.
The automation section of the infographic details the opportunity to create a safer work environment. It explains that forklift drivers who understand the automation changes will be essential to completing the work. Additionally, it gives advice on how those with current forklift occupations can benefit from automation, including maintaining machinery. Automation is already in use by OSHA for injury and illness accident reports.
Robots are also covered in the infographic with statistics from a Forbes poll study. It reassures that it is not likely that robots will take over forklift operations and should not be a source of concern for the industry. Instead it further explains that not all robots are designed to completely eliminate human jobs. The introduction of robots can improve several aspects of the forklift drivers job including driver comfort, reduce stress and create a safer operating environment.
Lastly, the projection for the global forklift market is expected to grow seven percent between 2017 and 2021, indicating a continued demand for certified forklift driver to fill positions.
The forklift safety infographic is currently available for download from the CertifyMe.net website at https://www.certifyme.net/osha-blog/future-of-the-forklift-industry/
Additionally, industry professionals can access more information on the topics introduced in the forklift safety infographic on the CertifyMe.net blog.
CertifyMe.net promotes proper use of equipment including maintaining the equipment, following the manufacturer’s instructions, providing workers training and protective equipment, and implementing safe work practices. For more information on CertifyMe.net, visit www.certifyme.net.
CertifyMe.net is an online training platform that provides training compliant with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for aerial lift, scissor lift and aerial work platform (AWP) operators. All CertifyMe.net instruction modules are available for completion from any device that can connect to the internet and do not require any in-person training or purchase of additional study materials. CertifyMe.net is a preferred training supplier for many small, medium-sized and large businesses throughout the United States because of its quality training, schedule-friendly coursework and affordable rates. CertifyMe.net has helped more than 20,000 companies obtain OSHA-compliant certifications without the hassle of scheduling time off. For more information about CetifyMe.net visit the website or call 888-699-4800.