Fork Lift Operations are governed by OSHA and can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations Under 29 CFR 1910.178 Powered Industrial Trucks. There are over 1,000,000 Powered Industrial Trucks in the United States with over 300,000 operators. Fork Lifts are one of the most efficient ways to move incredibly heavy and difficult loads with ease and efficiency. Accidents and Injuries involving powered industrial trucks occur on a daily basis and the statistical review of these accidents have shown the majority of accident are caused not by the failure of the forklift but by the forklift operator.
The following course outline is designed to make new fork lift operators aware of hazards that affect the safe operation of the Forklift.
NOTE: CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a workplace evaluation of the Forklift operator in the work place. This segment of the OSHA requirement can be easily documented by the employer and is not included in this proposal but will be mentioned in training.