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Forklift Safety Tips

OnDemand Webinar (62 minutes)

Understand OSHA enforcement practices and regulatory requirements pertaining to forklifts.More than 100 people per year die in forklift accidents on the job and thousands more are injured. Forklift overturns are the primary cause of fatalities involving this equipment (25%) but co-workers can also be injured when struck or crushed by a forklift. This topic will outline OSHA expectations for compliance, as well as best practices that conform with consensus and industry standards of care. The information will also outline how to inspect forklifts and effectively train equipment operators to avoid injuries and reduce liability.


Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C.



• Types of Powered Industrial Trucks ('PITs' Including Forklifts) Regulated by OSHA

• Overview of Hazards

• Overview of Applicable Standards and OSHA Interpretative Policies

Inspection of PITs

• Checklists

• Role of Manufacturer's Manual

• Gas Versus Electric Equipment

Relationship With Warehousing Initiatives

• National Emphasis Programs Impacting PITs and Warehousing/Logistics

• Regional Programs of Interest

• OSHA Enforcement of 29 CFR 1910.178 and General Duty Clause

Effective Worker Training

• Contents

• Obstacles

• Contractor and Temporary Worker Issues


• Best Practices for Forklift Safety

• Conclusory Remarks