Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)

Program Overview

Powered Industrial Trucks, more commonly known as forklifts, include fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. When operating or supervising the use of any of these types of equipment, employees are expected to comply with Emory's Powered Industrial Truck Program and the Powered Industrial Truck Standard as outlined by OSHA.

All supervisors must ensure that their employees are competent to operate an industrial truck as demonstrated by successful completion of the Powered Industrial Truck Training and evaluation.