CONN-OSHA Offers Oct. 29 Seminar On Safe
Industrial Truck Operation
For immediate release
October 6, 2009
WETHERSFIELD, Oct. Driving a powered industrial truck isn’t as simple as
climbing in behind the wheel, turning the key and shifting the vehicle into
Operators of these “fork” trucks,” as they are commonly known, must meet the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Powered Industrial Truck
Standard. This includes formal instruction and periodic testing by certified
trainers who can evaluate a driver’s performance.
operating a powered industrial truck will be able to ensure they have addressed
every detail of these training requirements by attending an Oct. 29 “Powered
Industrial Truck (Fork Truck)” seminar sponsored by the Connecticut Department
of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).
session, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon, will be held in the agency's
Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard in Wethersfield.
“There are always hazards associated with operating any type of equipment and
this seminar is geared toward helping participants work safer by becoming better
aware of the latest training information and requirements,” noted CONN-OSHA
Occupational Safety Training Specialist John Able who is coordinating the
Admission to the seminar
is free, but pre-registration is required. To register for the session, or for
additional information, please contact John Able at (860) 263-6902, or via email
Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535