Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) March 21, 2014
Flow-Rite Inc. (http://www.flowrite.ca), a North American supplier of industrial storage systems, warehouse racking, new and used shelving systems and equipment, has worked with companies to equip and operate safe and efficient warehouse and storage facilities for over thirty-five years. The President of Flow-Rite Inc.; Mike Leyland understands the importance of operating a safe workplace environment for warehouse employees and offers essential tips on forklift safety in a new article posted on the Flow-Rite website.
“As forklifts are commonly used in warehouses and have been linked to numerous accidents, we decided to add information on forklift safety to our company’s website because it is a serious issue that impacts many of our customers,” says Leyland. “According to the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration, one in six workplace fatalities is forklift related. In the United States, every 3 days someone dies from a forklift accident. Each year in Ontario, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario, there are approximately 700 forklift, lift truck, reach truck or tow motor related workplace injuries. Between 2003 and 2007, thirteen Ontario workers died as a result of a forklift accident.”
“Workplace accidents can seriously affect a company’s bottom line. Costs directly related to minor accidents with industrial equipment include reduced productivity and higher insurance premiums. For companies that don’t promote workplace safety, the consequences of serious work-related accidents that result in permanent disability or death occur, can be severe and may include stiff fines, lawsuits and even criminal charges. Just a few years ago, the Ford Motor Company of Canada was fined $850,000 following the death of two workers in two separate lift truck accidents when the company pled guilty to two counts of failing to take all reasonable precautions to protect the workers’ safety. Aside from the financial implications of accidents, protecting your employees by maintaining a safe work place environment and following proper safety practices is only the right thing to do,” claims Leyland.
About Flow-Rite Inc.: A one-stop shop for all your industrial storage and warehouse needs, since 1986, Flow-Rite Inc. has served North American businesses, designing, supplying and installing high density and highly productive warehouses. Flow-Rite supplies new and used Redirack, industrial racking and shelving systems. As well, they can design, install, repair, relocate or dismantle all types of warehouse storage equipment and racking. Located in Southern Ontario, Flow-Rite specializes in high density storage systems, new and used pallet racks, shelving, mezzanines and forklift trucks. They offer consulting services using AutoCAD drawings and prepare rack safety inspections and safety reports. To learn more about Flow-Rite Inc., visit http://www.flowrite.ca or call 905-616-1970.
Mike Leyland President of Flow-Rite Inc.
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