Powered Industrial Truck Standards Topic of
Nov. 20 CONN-OSHA Roundtable
For immediate release
October 30, 2007
WETHERSFIELD -- Driving a powered
industrial truck isn’t as simple as climbing behind the wheel, turning the key
and shifting into gear.
There’s a good deal more involved, and
operators of these “lift trucks” need to meet OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck
Standard, including formal instruction, practical training and evaluation of the
operator’s performance. Drivers are also required to stay up-to-date with their
requirements will be outlined during a Nov. 20 Roundtable Discussion meeting
sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational
Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA). Titled ”Powered Industrial Trucks – Coaching the
Lift Truck Operator: A Train-the Trainer Workshop,” the 90-minute session will
be held at the agency's Central Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard in
CONN-OSHA Training Officer John Able, a Certified Safety Professional and
coordinator of the roundtable discussion program, will be the guest speaker
during the 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. session.
fast moving session will briefly review the OSHA standard, along with training
tips, hazard recognition and ways to evaluate an operator’s behavior,” notes
continuing this month, Able said, will be the discussion portion of the program.
Time permitting, each person taking part will have the opportunity to submit a
question for discussion and attendees will be invited to share their opinion
regarding the issue.
Admission to the
roundtable is free, but pre-registration is required. To register for the
breakfast roundtable or for additional information, please contact John Able at
(860) 263-6902, or via his email at
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535