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On Safety: Training for powered industrial trucks

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.
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New from NSC: virtual forklift operator training

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.
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Forklift safety sensor

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.
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5 elements of forklift safety

Operators balance numerous practices to perform work safely

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.


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