Jacksonville Forklift Training & Certification Classes


OSHA Forklift Violations

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has a published a list of common citations that they write for their Powered Industrial Truck Standard 1910.178

OSHA mandated that all new forklift operators must be trained, regardless of experience. All forklift operators, regardless of experience, must be evaluated for competency at least every three years. The rule requires that forklift training be specific to the equipment you operate and specific to the conditions under which the equipment is operated (site specific.)


Failure to meet the standard can result in fines up to $70,000.



# of Citations

 Training Violations (L)



 Not removing unsafe unit form service (Q)



 Daily inspection not performed (Q)



 Data Plates and markings not in place or legible (A)



 Unauthorized modifications not reflected on data plate (A)



 Unauthorized repairs or not removed from service (Q)



 Battery maintenance or charging area violation (G)



 Unattended truck not parked correctly (M)



 Not slowing down & sounding horn at an intersection (N)



 Unauthorized person on truck (M)