Industrial Trucks

On December 1st, 1999, OSHA updated its standard for Industrial Trucks, 29 CFR 1910.178. After research demonstrated over 40,000 accidents each year are due to unsafe forklift operation, OSHA has beefed-up their training requirements for powered industrial truck operators. Industrial trucks covered by this regulation include fork trucks, motorized pallet jacks, and platform lift trucks.

Any employee who operates a department forklift must first receive operator safety training and an evaluation of their operating skills. Upon completion of this training, each successful participant receives an operator's card. Please contact EH&S at 278-6456 (86456 on campus) to schedule training, or if your department is looking to purchase a new powered industrial truck.