OSHA Launches Lift Truck eTool

WASHINGTON—OSHA recently unveiled its newest Web-based educational tool: the Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift) eTool.

OSHA's eTools are standalone, Webbased information resources covering occupational safety and health topics. The lift truck eTool provides a review of potential hazards and a summary of key OSHA requirements as well as industry-recommended practices for lift truck operations. Four modules examine types of lift trucks, safe operating practices, workplace conditions affecting operation and operator education.

The eTool provides information about OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck requirements (29 CFR 1910.178), including types and fundamentals of lift trucks, operating lift trucks, understanding the workplace and educational assistance.

The Industrial Truck Association, along with other OSHA Alliance program members, provided input during the development of the eTool.

Check out OSHA’s new eTool at http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/products/etools/pit/index.html.

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