Bloomberg Law
Nov. 28, 2022, 8:31 PM

Industrial Forklifts Added to OSHA Regional Inspection Drive

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Forklifts and similar industrial vehicles are the focus of a new OSHA regional enforcement program.

The program covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota—all in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Region 8. OSHA has similar efforts in New England, the Southeast, the Northwest, and the Central Midwest.

Enforcement began Nov. 23 following a three-month education effort by Region 8, a region spokesperson said.

The effort was prompted by the high number of powered industrial vehicle violations found by inspectors, according to the program’s directive. OSHA’s rule for driving and maintaining powered industrial vehicles was the seventh most cited ...