This online forklift safety training course will help teach forklift operators the characteristics of a forklift, including differences from driving a car, controls and instruments, motor operation including steering and other instructions, warnings, and precautions. Reckless driving presents a high risk with these heavy, delicately balanced vehicles. An improperly loaded or operated forklift can tip over, fall off a loading dock, drop a load, or collide with an object or person. That’s why OSHA's regulation on powered industrial trucks (29 CFR 1910.178) includes more than just requirements for the equipment. It also requires that the trucks be operated only by trained, authorized drivers. Even the best-trained drivers, however, may get careless. Operators need reminders of forklift safety basics so they don’t put themselves—or anyone else—at risk.