OSHA Education School’s Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Manufacturing training is designed to teach participants the overall importance of safety and preparedness in relation to forklift operations. Forklifts account for nearly 100 deaths, 35,000 serious injuries and 62,000 accidents each year.
This introductory online training is designed to provide an interactive course in which participants will gain an awareness of the safety protocols required for the operations of powered industrial trucks.
OSHA Education School’s Powered Industrial Truck Safety Awareness for Manufacturing course is an introductory level online training providing tools and strategies for best practices in workplaces where forklifts and other powered industrial vehicles are utilized and operated. Including tips from OSHA , this is a robust, in-depth training. Specific course topics include the following:
An overview of the types and various fundamentals of each of the seven classes of trucks (from Class I to Class VII)
Details about the two main power sources that are used to operate industrial trucks — internal combustion and electric – and the various kinds of fuel that may be used with the pros and cons of each fuel explained
Extensive forklift guidance including their parts, their attachments, their controls, and other important features such as their nameplates and their caution labels
Detailed, in-depth information on forklift instruments, types and parts of forklift batteries, and the important overhead guard on the forklift
Dos and don’ts in the safe operation and maneuvering of the forklift – from pre-operation and inspection steps through maneuvering and safe load-handling
How-to information on load handling, including lifting loads, lowering loads, and high tiering
Potential hazards of forklifts entering and leaving truck trailers and railroad cars – dangerous scenarios including slipping, falling off the loading dock, or braking failures
Unsafe physical conditions ranging from the surface the forklift operates on to nearby pedestrian traffic, from traveling on ramps, grades, and loading docks to navigating narrow aisles and elevators
Explanation of the 11 OSHA powered industrial truck designations with helpful links to the OSHA website provided as an added resource
Practical tips and links to additional Department of Labor and CDC resources
Intermittent “Knowledge Check” slides throughout to confirm full understanding
Overview of training requirements for safety-conscious supervisors to implement to ensure knowledgeable and competent operatorsdescriptionoutlineBenefits