June 3 CONN-OSHA Seminar Addresses Powered
Industrial (Fork) Truck Operation
Seminar will be
held at Connecticut Department of Labor’s Wethersfield Central Office
For immediate release
May 6, 2008
Driving a powered industrial truck isn’t
as simple as climbing in behind the steering wheel, turning the key and shifting
the vehicle into gear.
Indeed, there’s a good deal more
involved. Forklift operators must meet the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard – a standard which includes
formal instruction, practical training, and a requirement to be periodically
graded by certified trainers who can evaluate operator performance.
The Connecticut Department of Labor’s
Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) is offering a seminar,
Powered Industrial (Fork) Truck Operation, on June 3 for operators of
powered industrial trucks which will address every training requirement.
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 Wethersfield.
“There are 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 seminar, and we welcome your participation.”
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 email to
Media Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535