OSHA requires that operators of powered industrial trucks be trained before operating the equipment independently. That training must consist of instruction – classroom (lecture based) and practical training – on the safe and proper operation of the PIT, the hazards of operating the vehicle in the workplace, and the requirements of the OSHA standard on PITs.
Itasca, IL — Learn the basics of safe forklift operation with the new virtual instructor-led Lift Truck Operator Training course from the National Safety Council. Striking the right balance between in-person classroom training and self-paced online training, the OSHA-compliant course’s interactive design integrates group-based activities and hazard-based scenarios presented with graphically rich visual materials.
Washington — A panel of safety experts and industry and government representatives will talk about training, proper forklift operation and maintenance June 8 as part of a free, virtual National Forklift Safety Day program organized by the Industrial Truck Association and DC Velocity.
Developed to help prevent incidents and discourage traffic around orbital wrappers in bustling facilities, Safety Scanners allow forklift drivers to safely operate the machine while automatically shutting it down when another worker gets too close.
Washington — Reviewing familiar safety processes during the conclusion of a National Forklift Safety Day virtual presentation June 9, NFSD official Chuck Moratz told attendees, “There is no downside to constant, positive reinforcement.”
OSHA estimates that more than 90,000 injuries involving forklifts occur every year. Safety+Health spoke with experts about best practices for keeping forklift operators – and the people who work near them – safe on the job.
Forklifts are commonplace around construction sites, warehouses and factories. But these powered industrial trucks can be deadly if used improperly, and they require respect and diligence for safe operation.