Introduction

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Since 1971 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has required employers to train their forklift operators in the safe operation of Powered Industrial Trucks (forklifts). On December 1, 1999, OSHA instituted new regulations regarding forklift operator training. These regulations are codified at 29 CFR §1910.178 and can be found on the internet at osha.qov. They will be cited throughout this manual as 1910.178. The regulations contain safety requirements relating to fire protection, design, maintenance, and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks and other specialized industrial trucks.