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So you’ve been using forklifts for years. You’ve used a variety of forklifts with success, and have never had an incident. Why should you have to take part in forklift training again? Research shows that many forklift related fatalities and injuries could be prevented with better training. Refresher training covers different forklift varieties and new technology, as well as reminds users of compliant and safe use, which often slips from the mind over the years. OSHA estimates that forklifts cause about 85 fatal accidents per year and an additional 34,900 accidents that result in serious injury. Forklift training could abate these numbers.
To stay in compliance, OSHA requires the following of companies using Powered Industrial Trucks (the term OSHA uses for all types of forklifts):
Do you have questions about lift regulations and training? Does your dealership need training? Contact KPA at email@example.com.