Forklift safety violations consistently appear on OSHA’s list of Most Cited Standards. Below are the most common violations.
Operator not properly trained (initial)
- “The employer shall 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 this paragraph (l)”
Operator not properly trained (refresher training) (required every 3 years)
- “Refresher training, including an evaluation of the effectiveness of that training, shall be conducted as required by paragraph (l)(4)(ii) to ensure that the operator has the knowledge and skills needed to operate the powered industrial truck safely.”
Not keeping safe distance from edge of platform
Not taking defective truck out-of-operation
Failing to properly inspect forklift before operation