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Nov 16
Both OSHA and most state governments have strict rules concerning forklift training and certification. It is a violation of federal law for an unqualified person to drive a forklift, and fines can be anywhere from $7,000-$70,000 depending on whether a person is simply caught operating such a vehicle without the corre3ct training, or if an accident occurs during unauthorized operation. Forklifts qualify as “industrial trucks”, the operation of which OSHA is very specific about, stating that "Every emp…
Nov 10
Forklift drivers are required by to be certified by a variety of centralized organizations. Various states have differing requirements, and all employers in all states are required by OSHA to confirm that their forklift operators are trained & evaluated every 3 years. 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. Many companies find it most effective to have their forklift …
Sep 22
If you are seeking a job in the warehouse industry or any of a dozen other fields where forklift operation is necessary, you may be wondering “Do I need a forklift certificate?”  According to OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements, the answer is yes – whether you’re working for a small or large company, you must have authorization from your employer to operate a forklift as well as forklift certification. Why? Consider the forklift as a large, moving vehicle – i…