January 27 CONN-OSHA
Offers Training on “Fork” Use - Powered Industrial Truck Operators
Instructed on OSHA Standards
For immediate release
December 30, 2008
WETHERSFIELD - Driving a powered
industrial truck isn’t as simple as climbing in behind the wheel, turning the
key and shifting the vehicle into gear.
Indeed, there’s a good deal more involved; operators of these “fork” trucks,” as
they are commonly known, have to meet the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard - which requires formal
instruction, practical training, and periodically grading by certified trainers
who can evaluate their performance.
Operators of powered industrial trucks will be able to make sure they have
addressed every detail of their training by attending a “Powered Industrial
Truck (Fork Truck)” seminar scheduled for Jan. 27 and being sponsored by the
Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).
The session, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon, will be held Conference Room A
of the agency's Central Office, located at 200 Folly Brook Boulevard in
always hazards associated with operating any type of equipment,” explains John
Able, CONN-OSHA Occupational Safety Training Specialist, who is coordinating the
program. “So, it’s best to be aware of all the latest training information and
know all the requirements, including any updates or new information as it may
pertain to your health and safety while you are operating this type of vehicle.
That’s what we’re trying to accomplish with our Powered Industrial
Truck (Fork Truck) seminar, and we welcome your
Admission to the seminar is free, but
pre-registration for the seminar is required. To register for the session, or
for additional information, please contact John Able at (860) 263-6902, or via
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860)