This Forklift Safety Program provides an overview of OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard: 29 CFR §1910.178. Employers should make it readily available to their employees.
The OSHA standard contains safety requirements relating to fire protection, design, maintenance, use, and operator training for industrial powered trucks. Industrial powered trucks include forklifts, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks. Powered industrial trucks are used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier material.
This program comes in a Word document format and can be easily edited to fit your company’s specific requirements.
Topics covered include:
- A training program based on the trainee’s prior knowledge and skill, types of powered industrial trucks used in the workplace;
- The operator’s demonstrated ability to handle a powered industrial truck safely; and
- Evaluation of each operator’s performance is required as part of the initial and refresher training, and a Forklift Training Certification Form.