OSHA enacted a National Emphasis Program on forklifts several months ago and they are in fact keeping their inspectors accountable to the internal requirements of this program.
What are they required to do?
It is REQUIRED that every OSHA inspector audit a companies forkliftpolicies, practices, procedures, written programs, the physical competence of the forklift itself, current driver certifications, and training documents during any onsite visitt. Whether they are onsite for a separate emphasis program or accident investigation, they MUST expand their scope to include forklifts in their audit.
Below are some common forklift citations we are seeing from the inspectors.
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