OSHA Proposes Rule to Update Forklift Standard


In February 2022, OSHA proposed updating the industrial truck’s standard.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and state-of-the-art technology.

This proposed change is part of OSHA’s efforts to update 200 consensus and industry standards to align with current versions of national industry standards.

Forklifts are referred to as powered industrial trucks by OSHA’s standards. Here is an eTool provided by OSHA that provides information on the government’s requirements and industry best practices.

Click the buttons below to read the of the updated standards and the full press release. 

What Does the Updated Forklift Standard Mean to You?

For forklift operators, there should be no noticeable change in current requirements. The proposal focuses on updating design and construction requirements.

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