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Forklift Safety

Forklift Safety, Forklift, Forklifts, OSHA Training

The OSHA standard for forklifts are covered in General Industry standards 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks. 

Driving a forklift is a serious responsibility. A fully loaded forklift can weigh thousands of pounds more than an automobile. Forklifts are less stable due to the 3-point suspension versus an automobile’s 4-point suspension. Steering requires greater judgment and operating skills; the back wheels do the turning as opposed to an automobile’s front wheels.