Frequently Asked Questions
What forklift training does OSHA require?
OSHA specifies that operators be trained on the specific materials handling equipment they use on the job and that training occur “at least once every three years.”
It leaves a lot open to interpretation regarding its operator training standards. For example, an employer can tailor training sessions based on the actual work they do and their actual warehouse or worksite conditions. Check the OSHA “Training Assistance” page for more specifics.