Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
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This page contains links to resources and regulations for their safe operation.
Source: WA Department L&I
Quick Facts for employees/Datos Rápidos para trabajadores: Gas-powered forklifts: carbon monoxide poisoning/Montacargas operados con gas: envenenamiento por monóxido de carbono
Gas-powered forklifts produce poisonous carbon monoxide gas when their motors are running. You can be poisoned when you operate a gas-powered forklift indoors if there is not enough ventilation with fresh air
Source: Oregon OSHA
OSHA eTool: Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift)
This eTool, which identifies forklifts commonly used in general industry, provides a review of potential hazards and a summary of key OSHA requirements and industry-recommended practices for forklift operations.
Safety and Health Topics: Powered Industrial Trucks
This website links to resources that provide safety and health information relevant to powered industrial trucks.