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Forklift Operator Training, Training in Woburn MA

Driving Training

Driver training is one of the most important actions that a company can take to reduce injury and product damage.

Is your company complying with OSHA's newly revised 29CFR1910.178(1) Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Regulation (Effective Date: Dec 1, 1999) ?

The regulation essentially states that the employer is responsible for certifying that all their operators have been trained and evaluated in accordance with the new OSHA standards of training. The employer must also maintain proper documentation to support such training.



Ken Mears — Industrial truck driving training in Woburn, MA
Ken Mears Background:
NEIT's Training Department is led by Ken Mears. Ken has been with NEIT since 1983, holding many positions within our service department. Call Ken today to find out more about meeting the OSHA regulations.
For All Training Inquiries
Ken Mears
Telephone: 781-935-9105
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E-Mail: Kmears@neit.com
This law refers to these basic points:

The employer shall ensure that each operator of a powered industrial vehicle is competent to operate such vehicle and has been trained according to the newly revised regulation.

This regulation covers all seven classes of vehicles in the material-handling field.

Before permitting an employee to operate a powered industrial truck (except for training purposes)
The employer must certify that:

  • All operators have received and passed formal training.
  • All operators have been evaluated and judged competent on the type of equipment they will be using.
  • All operators are trained for work place conditions or for any hazards that may be present.
  • The employer must have a system in place to ensure that all powered equipment is checked on a regular basis. If any equipment is found to be in need of repair or in anyway unsafe it shall be taken out of service.
  • The employer must also maintain appropriate documentation to back up such training and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Refresher training & evaluation must be done at least every 3 years.
For more information about driver training please contact us at training@neit.com.
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