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Liftmasters’ General Guidelines to OSHA Forklift Operator Training

Liftmasters’ General Guidelines to OSHA Forklift Operator Training

Powered industrial trucks, i.e. forklifts are common in material handling and many other industries. Forklifts are used to lift, raise and lower heavy and large pallets, boxes, crates and containers. Moving these heavy loads create hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks and anywhere they are used. Each different style or class of forklift creates distinct operating hazards. The best way to protect your employees, customers, product and equipment from injury, damage or death is through proper training.

Business’s utilizing industrial lift trucks are required to provide OSHA Forklift Operator Training and Certification for all employees who operate powered industrial lift trucks. All trainees may operate a powered industrial truck only under direct supervision of certified trainers who have the knowledge, training and experience to train operators and effectively evaluate student’s competence. Training is required to take place at a location that does not endanger either the trainee, trainer or other employees.

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