•The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) has found that approximately 100 workplace fatalities
occur each year in forklift-related accidents.
•OSHA has also found that approximately 95,000
forklift-related injury accidents occur each year.
•The litigation surrounding a forklift-related
accident or fatality could cause a company to go bankrupt.
•OSHA believes that improved training will
greatly reduce the number of forklift-related injuries and fatalities, so
they issued a new training standard. Some of the requirements include classroom and hands-on training along
with written and driving evaluations. This training session complies with the classroom training
requirements of the new OSHA standard for sit-down counterbalance lift