July 14, 2024
User Avatar

Forklift Operations

10 Weeks
All levels
91 lessons
0 quizzes
1 student

Powered Industrial Lift Truck (Forklift) Operations

Each year, tens of thousands of forklift-related injuries occur in U.S. workplaces. Many employees are injured when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks or lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer. Employees are also struck by a lift truck or fall while on elevated pallets and tines. Most incidents also involve property damage, including damage to overhead sprinklers, racking, pipes, walls, and machinery.

Unfortunately, most employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to lack of safe operating procedures, lack of safety-rule enforcement, and insufficient or inadequate training. This program is geared toward managers, supervisors, and even the first time operators.

It is a violation of Federal law for anyone
UNDER 18 years of age to operate a forklift or for anyone OVER 18 years of age who is not properly trained and certified to do so. [More…]

Note: This course is intended as a supplement for providing training under OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck standard. This course focuses on powered industrial trucks commonly used in general industry. It is not a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, for the powered industrial truck standard, or for any other OSHA standards. It is also not a substitute for a powered industrial truck operator training program. The employer shall certify that each operator has been trained and evaluated as required by 1910.178(I).