Each year, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered industrial trucks (PIT), 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 program will comply with the OSHA requirements for 29 CFR 1910.178-Powered Industrial Trucks.
Training will include lecture as well as hands-on driving experience. 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. The workshop will be taught in English.
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 Regulators
Preregistration and prepayment are required to reserve a space in the class.