I.   Speaker’s Notes:
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 trucks.