Forklift Safety Program

Each year, tens of thousands of injuries related to powered industrial trucks (PIT), or forklifts, occur in US workplaces. Many employees are injured when lift trucks are inadvertently driven off loading docks, lifts fall between docks and an unsecured trailer, they are struck by a lift truck, or when they fall while on elevated pallets and tines. Most incidents also involve property damage, including damage to overhead sprinklers, racking, pipes, walls, and machinery. Unfortunately, most employee injuries and property damage can be attributed to lack of safe operating procedures, lack of safety-rule enforcement, and insufficient or inadequate training.


It is University of Dayton policy for any employee who needs to operate a forklift to receive adequate training.  Currently, training is only offered in-class and requires hands-on operation instruction.

Please contact EHS/RM at 937-229-4503 for training information and class schedules.

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