Safe Use and Operation of Forklifts - Overview
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Forklifts, also called lift trucks or powered industrial trucks, are powerful machines that are invaluable in the movement of products and materials in warehousing, industry and construction. These useful machines can also be extremely dangerous and are involved in many incidents of property damage, injuries and fatalities each year. OSHA regulates their use and requires operators of powered industrial trucks to receive general training on their operation as well as "hands-on" practical training.
Topics include training requirements needed to operate a forklift, their handling and stability characteristics, pre-operational inspection, raising and moving loads, and how to operate safely around pedestrians.