OSHA releases Forklift eTool
OSHA has released an eTool (which is basically just an informational web page) for powered lift trucks that you might find useful. It has drill-down information on the following categories:
- Basic Types and Fundamentals – The differing types and fundamentals of powered trucks
- Operating the Forklift – the basic operating rules and safe work practices
- Understanding the Workplace – how workplace conditions can affect safe operation
- Training Assistance – operator training required by OSHA
This information specifically addresses OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck requirements [29 CFR 1910.178]
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