Questions & Answers

osha Compliance Safety Training


• Our trainer can come to your operation at no extra charge or you can come to one of our multiple locations.
• Training at your facility and on your machine minimizes employee time away from the job.
• Reduces the risk of accidents and injuries thereby potentially reducing your operating costs and improving your safety record.
• Our trainers are certified by the manufacturer to perform site-specific and equipment-specific training.


Q·Who Should be Trained?
A:Each and every Forklift and AWP operator. This means that full-time, part-time, seasonal. substitute, and occasional operators – regardless of experience- must be trained. In other words, you cannot legally allow any one of your operators – even experienced operators -to operate a powered industrial truck until they have successfully passed the required training and evaluation by a qualified instructor.

Q·Isn’t General Training Adequate?
A:No.Your training must be site-specific and machine-specific. There are too many differences and too many variables from site to site to address your specific safety issues in a general training program.

Q·What Does Your Training Include?
A:A combination of classroom and hands-on training in a series of truck and workplace related topics. Classroom training lasts about 2 hours and the hands-on portion approximately 3 hours. IMSC offers a comprehensive safety training program that addresses key training issues, including pre-operational inspection, operating safety guidelines, safe load-handling techniques and fueling gasoline and diesel machines.

Q·Why Should Your Company Comply?
A:Costly Damages: Improper machine operation is the major cause of damages.
Loss of Life and Limb: Powered industrial machine accidents cause approximately 107 fatalities and 34,000 serious injuries each year.
Lost Productivity: Employers  lose an estimated 20.000 workdays annually due to accidents.
Risk of Litigation: Employers spend up to $42 million annually in accident-related litigation and settlements.
Risk of Fines: In the event of an accident, a complaint by an employee, or a random visit by an inspector, and you could be cited for the infraction and have to pay substantial fines.


• We train one or more of your employees to become operator safety trainers. Each Train the Trainer class includes the entire Forklift Operator Safety Training program outlined above.
• Formal Instruction  (lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning,video tape,written material).
• Practical Training (demonstrations by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee).
• Evaluation of the operator’s performance in the workplace.
• Instructions on record retention and documentation of training.
• Instruction and exercises on methods of teaching
• Sample forms for establishing a forklift safety policy at your company.

NOTE: Trainers are NOT required to be re-certified every three years like certain operators; however. they are responsible for keeping current with changes in the Federal OSHA Laws.