RedVector JCOM-40121

OSHA Safety: Introduction to Powered Industrial Trucks

OSHA Safety: Introduction to Powered Industrial Trucks

0.44 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: JCOM-40121

SME: Dan Hannan

Approximately 100 fatalities and 20,000 serious injuries in general industry and construction occur annually due to powered industrial truck related accidents. With such staggering statistics, an employer is morally and legally obligated to take every safety precaution possible when dealing with powered industrial trucks. This course focuses not only on the OSHA standards for properly training employees to operate industrial trucks, but also the rules and regulations that must be followed to safely operate forklifts.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the common safety features and working dimensions of forklifts
  • Describe how forklifts operate
  • Recall general safety considerations associated with forklift operation
  • Describe tasks that are performed during typical forklift startup and preventive inspections
  • Explain the basic principles and theory of forklift stability and describe how they affect forklift operation
  • List general guidelines for handling loads safely with a forklift
  • Identify required operating training requirements
Dan Hannan is an Environmental, Health and Safety professional of 28 years. Dan is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a designation awarded through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, as well as an OSHA-Authorized Outreach Trainer. Dan’s professional safety career began in 1990 in the public sector working for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Over the last 28 years Dan has provided professional EHS services to the oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, and ethanol industries. His work has included project safety management, compliance auditing, risk assessment, training and program development.