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 program will comply with the OSHA requirements for 29 CFR1910.178-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
The workshop will be taught in English and will include lecture and hands-on driving experience. Students will perform a driving test using a provided forklift. They must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.
The registration deadline is June 22; however, class size is limited so early registration is encouraged to reserve a seat.