The OSU Forklift & Powered Industrial Truck safety program requires all operators to complete classroom and hands-on practical training prior to operating any type of forklift or industrial truck. Classroom training can be completed in person or through the OSU EHS online training portal.
Practical training should evaluate the operator under typical working conditions and tasks and include"
- Performing pre-use inspections
- Safe operation of the vehicle
- Handling a load
Refresher training should occur at least every three years or anytime changes in the work environment, a near miss, or accident occurs.
Operation of a forklift/industrial truck must be done in a safe manner to prevent injury to the operator or pedestrians in the area; and to prevent damage to property during operation.
Examples of safe operation include
- Not riding on any part of the forklift
- Traveling the proper direction on inclines
- Observing traffic regulations
- Not overloading the forklift
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For questions concerning the OSU Forklift and Powered Industrial Truck safety program feel free to contact OSU EHS at 614-292-1284 or visit: