Powered industrial trucks like forklifts, motorized pallet jacks, tuggers, tow motors, and other powered equipment are used every day to lift and move equipment or materials. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, every year powered industrial trucks are involved in approximately 68,400 accidents, 34,000 injuries, and 85 fatalities. Because of this high risk of injury and even death, while operating a powered industrial truck, OSHA regulates their operation. This course covers OSHA-required information that needs to be communicated to operators during the classroom portion of their training. Module 2 covers pre-use inspections, maintenance, and refueling/recharging.
- Identify the four key inspection points
- Describe how to perform pre-use inspections
- Recall safety procedures to take when refueling, changing, and charging batteries