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OSHA Forklift 1910.178

Written By: admin - Sep• 06•12

Training program implementation.


Trainees may operate a powered industrial truck only:


Under the direct supervision of persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train operators and evaluate their competence; and


Where such operation does not endanger the trainee or other employees.


Training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning, video tape, written material), practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator’s performance in the workplace.


All operator training and evaluation shall be conducted by persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train powered industrial truck operators and evaluate their competence.


Training program content. Powered industrial truck operators shall receive initial training in the following topics, except in topics which the employer can demonstrate are not applicable to safe operation of the truck in the employer’s workplace.

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