Do new employees who have prior experience operating forklifts need training?
OSHA requires that employers train employees prior to operating forklifts. This training must be worksite- and truck-specific. There is, however, a provision in the OSHA requirements to avoid duplicate training; but there usually is still the need for some site-specific training. In addition, OSHA requires each employer to evaluate employees prior to allowing them to operate forklifts in their facility, regardless of whether they have prior training with another employer.
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