Pallet Jack Safety


Pallet jacks are common in retail stores, warehouses, and many other facilities. These devices make it faster and easier to move things around the store, increasing efficiency and helping to prevent lifting-related injuries. Unfortunately, pallet jacks present their own hazards that can cause serious injuries and significant property damage if used incorrectly. This course is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to get started as a safe, effective pallet jack operator. Learners who successfully complete this course will display the ability to recognize standard pallet jack types, controls and functions, procedures for pallet jack inspection and safe operation, and common hazards associated with pallet jack operation. This course includes information about both manual and powered pallet jacks, and is designed to assist pallet jack operators and their employers to complete the formal training (classroom) portion of OSHA’s required training for operators of Class III powered industrial trucks. This course is presented in English and Spanish.