Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) April 28, 2014
Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are an integral part of many organizations’ daily operations. Operating forklifts can be extremely dangerous, especially if the operator is not properly trained. This is why OSHA requires organizations to implement training programs to educate forklift operators, and to ensure they are operating forklifts properly and safely.
In the US, there is a forklift-related fatality once every three days, and forklifts cause 95,000 non-fatal injuries annually. Forklift violations are frequently cited during OSHA inspections, and forklifts rank number six in the top ten most frequently cited standards. In the most recent reporting year, many large organizations were cited and heavily fined for forklift misuse, using defective forklifts, and failing to train and certify employees who operate these forklifts. Failing to provide forklift training and certification is a serious organizational oversight, especially since, according to OSHA, 70% of forklift accidents are avoidable with proper safety training.
Succeed Management Solutions has developed a new online Forklift Operator Training course as part of their extensive library of online training courses. The Forklift Operator Training teaches employees how to safely load, unload, and operate forklifts. It helps employees find capacity plates and calculate capacity limits, and recognize environmental factors that might influence safe operation. The training also reviews required maintenance procedures, and proper forklift inspection practices. This training course can help ensure operators are using forklifts as intended and following all mandated safety procedures.
The Forklift Operator training course is designed to help ensure workers drive forklifts safely. This informative, convenient, and web-accessible training course will help your organization save costs and improve working conditions by reducing risks, protecting lives, and helping to avoid incidents, accidents, and claims. Employers that certify their operators and ensure they complete forklift operator training are complying with state, federal, OSHA, and other industry standards for written training.
This training is available in both English and Spanish and is web-accessible. It can be assigned and managed through the Training Track™ application of the Risk Management Center, an automated learning management system. Training Track helps organizations maintain accurate training records, and document compliance.
About Succeed Management Solutions
Succeed is the recognized leader in providing web-based Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Thousands of organizations use the Succeed Risk Management Center as a holistic solution to improve their risk management programs, implement web-accessible employee safety training programs, improve regulatory compliance, increase efficiencies, and lower the frequency and severity of claims and associated costs.
The Succeed Risk Management Center contains a suite of software applications that help manage claims and OSHA reporting (Incident Track™), behavior-based safety programs (BBS Track ™), hazard communication and Safety Data Sheets (SDS Track™), Return to Work programs (Job Description Track™), employee training (Training Track™), and third party insurance compliance (COI Track®). Succeed also offers other support services, such as managing Safety Data Sheets and creating custom training courses.