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Forklifts play an important role in many industries, but like all machinery, this equipment can pose risks for workers unless safety protocols are followed. Everyone who works with or near forklifts should be aware of common hazards, safety best practices, and the regulations that govern the use of forklifts and powered industrial trucks. Forklift Hazard Awareness for All Industries provides essential forklift safety training to ensure every team member understands how to keep themselves and others safe when working around forklifts.
NOTICE: This course is not intended to be used as training to achieve forklift operator certification.
This introductory online course explains how to stay safe when working on job sites where forklifts are used. Course topics include:
Seven forklift classifications
Common forklift hazards and statistics
Strategies for minimizing and eliminating hazards
Regulations and resources on forklift safety
Best practices for communicating hazards and how they should be corrected to operators and other workers
Powered industrial trucks, including rider, narrow aisle, hand, and hand/rider trucks
Electric and internal combustion tractors
OSHA and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommendations and standards
Best practices for pedestrian traffic
Identifying reckless forklift operation
Safe unloading strategies for trucks and trailers
Forklift fueling and battery charging
Course materials are based on OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 Subpart N, Materials Handling and Storage.
Forklift Hazard Awareness for All Industries may be taken by employees in any industry who work near forklifts, including:
Designated Competent Persons
If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.
Upon completion of Forklift Hazard Awareness for All Industries, students will be familiar with OSHA forklift protocols and other important safety guidelines. You will know how to recognize, avoid, and resolve common forklift safety hazards and communicate concerns to operators and other colleagues.