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Safety Specialist (Occupational)
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The EH&S Office provides Powered Industrial Truck (forklift) Training for UTA employees whose job description requires that they operate these vehicles.

The UTA Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Program is based on the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Standard, 29 CFR 1910.178, which states that training shall consist of a combination of formal instruction (e.g., lecture, discussion, interactive computer learning, video tape, written material), practical training (demonstrations performed by the trainer and practical exercises performed by the trainee), and evaluation of the operator’s performance in the workplace. This standard also stipulates that during training, trainees may operate a powered industrial truck only under the direct supervision of persons who have the knowledge, training, and experience to train operators and to evaluate their competence. For more information regarding this standard visit the OSHA website

Powered Industrial Truck Manual

PIT Practical Performance Evaluation

PIT (forklift) Daily Inspection Checklist

It is an OSHA and a UTA requirement that an evaluation of each powered industrial truck operator’s performance shall be conducted at least once every three (3) years. Before attending the practical training, employees must be a valid authorized driver of university vehicles (have a current acceptable MVR check and completion of Defensive Driving Awareness Course) and also have successfully completed the online PIT training course.

All forklift practical training is now being scheduled through an online booking site. Please use the following link to view available training dates and times and reserve an individual appointment.

  EH&S Booking Site for Powered Industrial Truck Performance Evaluation

For any other questions regarding PIT Training and safety, please contact EH&S at 817-272-2185 or send email to