Powered Industrial Trucks
Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts) can be very dangerous—in an average year, 100 people die in forklift-related accidents, and 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift mishaps. Tens of thousands of forklift-related injuries occur each year, and about 20,000 of these result in lost workdays.
What are powered industrial trucks?
Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers. Powered industrial trucks can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. Over-the-road haulage trucks and earth-moving equipment that has been modified to accept forks are not considered powered industrial trucks.
OSHA mandates forklift drivers to be re-trained at least once every three years. This course is conducted on-site with employees practicing on your equipment. Participants will attend classroom instruction, hands-on practice, and take a practical and written test.
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