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Traffic management one way to minimize the risk of an incident by creating controls to ensure everyone's safety. When planning for traffic management, be sure to consult with the health and safety committee or representative, forklift operators, and workers (pedestrians) who have tasks in the area. After controls are in place, they must be regularly reviewed to ensure their effectiveness.
A forklift truck safety program should consider many factors. Please see the various other OSH Answers documents on forklift trucks for more information.
Create a written traffic management plan. Conduct a hazard assessment to determine what hazards are present and what controls are required. Factors specific to traffic control include:
Traffic plans should also consider the need for good ventilation, lighting, and noise control.
Controls may include:
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