29 CFR 1910.178
The powered industrial trucks standard (29 CFR 1910.178) is the most commonly cited standard in the material-handling industries. Powered industrial trucks are addressed in specific standards for the general industry, construction, marine terminals, and long shoring. This section highlights OSHA standards, Federal Register notices (rules and proposed rules), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), and letters of interpretation (official letters of interpretation of the standards) related to powered industrial trucks. This course emphasizes on hazard identification, avoidance, control, and powered industrial truck safety.
It is a violation of federal law for anyone under 18 years of age to operate a forklift or for anyone over 18 years of age who is not properly trained and certified to do so.