Driving a forklift can be a dangerous job. Each year, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered industrial trucks, or forklifts, occur in U.S. workplaces. These accidents can be avoided. Operating a lift truck is an important job, so important that OSHA requires “Only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate a powered industrial truck”. This one-day program will comply with the OSHA requirements for 29 CFR 1910.178- Powered Industrial Trucks.
Topics of discussion will include:
- Forklift Orientation
- Prestart Inspections
- Stability and Design
- Proper Safety Procedures
- Handling and Transporting Hazardous Materials
- General Awareness of Various Federal Regulations
This training includes lecture, hands-on driving experience, printed materials and breaks. Individuals attending this workshop will perform a driving test using a provided forklift. Attendees must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. This workshop will be taught in English. Translators are welcome. Preregistration and prepayment is a requirement. A 36-hour notice is required for a refund.