Forklift Certification Training is found in 29 CFR 1910.178. This regulation requires all operators of a forklift must be trained and certificate issued to verify their training.
Each company is responsible for insuring on the job safety when it comes to operating a forklift. Due to the increased risks when picking up a load, transporting or moving a load or simply using the forklift to assist in other tasks, it is important that each operator completes the required certification. However, Forklift training should only be a part of your over-all plan to reduce work related injuries and property damage.
Whether you are a brand new operator or the most seasoned operator it is an OSHA requirement that you are certified!