Strategies have been developed to reduce the risk of collision between materials handling equipment, or between material handling equipment and pedestrians. The most common approaches to intersection or blind corner safety include the use of mirrors and the practice of speed reduction or stopping in conjunction with honking of horns. At a design level, some modern facilities have separate doors for personnel and material handling equipment to reduce the risk of collision.
While thousands of accidents are reported annually, many are not, especially near misses.
Unfortunately, accidents usually are only reported if the person dies or sustains substantial injuries
Even with continuous training efforts of forklift manufactures, other safety products and OSHA which have driven a much higher level of collision awareness. Yet an unacceptable amount of accidents and fatalities still occur each year.