Forklift/Powered Industrial Truck
Many industries use a forklift as part of their company workflow process whether it's to transport heavy product from shelves to loading dock or just to move product from high shelving down to ground for procurement. But the same qualities that make them so helpful can also make them dangerous. Using powered industrial trucks results in over 100 fatalities and over 35,000 serious injuries each year. When used incorrectly, or if forklifts and other trucks are not properly maintained, they can do significant damage. There are OSHA rules and regulations to follow to make sure you are in compliance. Our training materials have been specifically created to assist facilities in complying with OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck Standard. Some included topics are OSHA's certification process, safe operating procedures, lifting and lowering loads and much more!
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 have been modified to accept forklifts but are not considered powered industrial trucks.
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