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Need to train your staff so that they stay safe on the job and comply with OSHA requirements?

A-1 Forklift Certification has more than 30 combined years' experience in warehouse management, training and forklift operation. Based in Anaheim, California, we offer a variety of courses to businesses and individuals.

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A-1 Forklift Certification will conduct hands-on OSHA-compliant forklift training at your business and customize our courses to suit your company's needs and regulations. We train groups of any size of all levels of experience, from the beginner forklift operator to the advanced.

A forklift (also called lift truck, jitney, fork truck, fork hoist, and forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck used to lift and move materials over short distances. The forklift was developed in the early 20th century by various companies, including Clark, which made transmissions, and Yale & Towne Manufacturing, which made hois.

A-1 Forklift Certification provides onsite forklift training to businesses throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties.

Learn from fun instructors who won't bore you or your staff! Receive expert training on all relevant Federal and State Safety Standards and Regulations with hands on OSHA compliant forklift training.

All students who take our hands-on certification courses can work toward receiving their Forklift Operator Card and receive their Forklift Operator Certificate the same day!

Our Train the Trainer package comes with all of the necessary materials to help you conduct your own in-house forklift training courses.

If you're an individual living in another part of the U.S., we offer affordable, trusted Online Forklift Certifications and training. Our process is simple. Work at your own pace, print out your certificate and receive your Forklift Operator Cards, including Aerial Boom Lift Authorization, Scissor Lift Authorization, Forklift License, and more via mail within three to five business days.

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Overview

  • Protect Workers Operating and Working Near Forklifts. OSHA Alert (Publication 3973), (2019).
  • Safe Forklift Operation. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3949), (2019).
  • Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks. Prepared by OSHA and the Industrial Trucking Association (ITA) Alliance. OSHA notes that this checklist and related graphics were developed in cooperation with the ITA as part of the OSHA-ITA Alliance.
  • Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks. Prepared by the UAW-Ford National Joint Committee on Health and Safety. OSHA thanks the UAW-Ford National Joint Committee on Health and Safety for granting permission to use the checklists and related graphics.
  • Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB), (September 30, 2003). Informs employers that youth employment regulations (29 CFR 570) promulgated under the Fair Labor Standards Act prohibit most employees under the age of 18 years from operating forklifts for non-agricultural operations and reminds employers that all forklift operators must be trained and certified.
  • Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift). OSHA eTool. Provides information on OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck requirements [29 CFR 1910.178] and industry best practices.
What are powered industrial trucks?

Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers. Powered industrial trucks can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. Over-the-road haulage trucks and earth-moving equipment that has been modified to accept forks are not considered powered industrial trucks.

What are the hazards associated with operating powered industrial trucks?
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There are many types of powered industrial trucks. Each type presents different operating hazards. For example, a sit-down, counterbalanced high-lift rider truck is more likely than a motorized hand truck to be involved in a falling load accident because the sit-down rider truck can lift a load much higher than a hand truck. Workplace type and conditions are also factors in hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks. For example, retail establishments often face greater challenges than other worksites in maintaining pedestrian safety. Beyond that, many workers can also be injured when (1) lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks; (2) lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer; (3) they are struck by a lift truck; or (4) they fall while on elevated pallets and tines.

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It is a violation of Federal law for anyone UNDER 18 years of age to operate a forklift or for anyone OVER 18 years of age who is not properly trained and certified to do so. Download the Sticker.

What can be done to reduce the hazards related to powered industrial trucks?

Determining the best way to protect workers from injury largely depends on the type of truck operated and the worksite where it is being used. Employers must ensure that each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in 29 CFR 1910.178(l)(1).

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Standards

Powered industrial trucks are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry and maritime.

Hazards and Solutions

Provides references that may aid in recognizing hazards associated with powered industrial trucks and provides examples of possible solutions.

Additional Resources

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  • Protect Workers Operating and Working Near Forklifts. OSHA Alert (Publication 3973), (2019).
  • Safe Forklift Operation. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3949), (2019).
  • Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks. Prepared by OSHA and the Industrial Trucking Association (ITA) Alliance. OSHA notes that this checklist and related graphics were developed in cooperation with the ITA as part of the OSHA-ITA Alliance.
  • Sample Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks. Prepared by the UAW-Ford National Joint Committee on Health and Safety. OSHA thanks the UAW-Ford National Joint Committee on Health and Safety for granting permission to use the checklists and related graphics.
  • Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB), (September 30, 2003). Informs employers that youth employment regulations (29 CFR 570) promulgated under the Fair Labor Standards Act prohibit most employees under the age of 18 years from operating forklifts for non-agricultural operations and reminds employers that all forklift operators must be trained and certified.

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  • Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift). OSHA eTool. Provides information on OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck requirements [29 CFR 1910.178] and industry best practices.