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1. Why do I need to train my forklift operators?
The best reason to train and evaluate all lift truck operators is to improve workplace safety. OSHA created a new regulation (29 CFR 1910.178(l)) that spells out requirements for operator training and evaluation with the intent of reducing the number or forklift accidents. Failure of the employer to comply with the new rules can result in expensive fines and loss of insurance coverage. This can be disastrous to the employer if a serious accident occurs.

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2 Responses

Forklift Training Worcester on August 26th, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:


Nice to see someone else taking forklift training seriously. Like you say, accidents can cost the company thousands so it is essential to get your staff trained. We are a forklift training company in the UK.

Keep up the good work!

Forklifts on January 26th, 2010 at 3:32 pm said:

Forklift safety is absolutely vital to our industry, glad to see someone posting about it.