purpose of this program is to establish criteria
for the training of industrial truck operators
and ensure employee(s)' health and safety while
operating and/or working around powered industrial
trucks, as required by OSHA CFR 29 CFR 1910.178.
program covers all University employees who operate
a Powered Industrial Truck. Powered Industrial
Trucks are any mobile power-propelled truck used
to carry, push, pull, lift, and tier materials.
Powered Industrial Trucks can be ridden or controlled
by a walking operator. Examples includes forklifts,
reach trucks, order pickers, and powered pallet
operators (as well as new University employees)
shall complete a comprehensive training program.
The training and certification are specific to
the type of equipment the operators will use.
Certification requires completion of:
classroom training program focusing on equipment
operating characteristics and safe operating
training with coaching from an experienced operator/trainer;
operation skill evaluation conducted by the
operator/trainer and supervisor.
operators shall complete a classroom refresher
training and hands-on review by their department
or REHS at least once every three years.