OSHA Onsite Rules:
a) "Provisions mandate a training program that bases the amount and type of training required on the types of Powered Industrial Trucks the operator will operate in the workplace, and the hazards present in the workplace."
b) Evaluation and/or training shall be done "when there are changes in the workplace that could affect safe operation of the truck, or the operator is assigned to operate a different type of truck in the workplace."
Forklift Certification compliance by State:
Section 18 of the OSHA act of 1970 empowers States to manage and operate their own job safety and health programs. OSHA may approve these plans which provide up to 50% of the approved plan's operating costs.
Three of these States with approved plans that have met and exceeded Federal OSHA regarding the operation of Powered Industrial Trucks are:
Washington State = WISHA, L&I, DOSH
local offices: Tacoma, Seattle, Kent, Auburn, Everett, Redmond, Olympia, Puyallup and Renton.
Oregon = Or-OSHA
local offices: Portland, Salem and Eugene
California = Cal OSHA
local offices: San Francisco, Hayward, Fremont, San Jose, Sacramento,
If you want to have truly compliant forklift operators make sure that the training is State Compliant also. FOCS provides State compliance for each of these States along with the Federal OSHA guidelines (29-CFR1910.178).