Forklift Training in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Forklift Operations Legislation

Pennsylvania requires that everyone use the Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules and requirements.

Pennsylvania, like the rest of the states in the United States requires that you follow the regulations which are set down in the Operational Safety and Health Administration.

The OSHA enforces their federal requirements in every state which means that you must at least take a workplace training course.

Pennsylvania does not offer any additional federal, state or safety rules for use with powered industrial trucks and that includes forklifts which are required for public safety.

Pennsylvania businesses do at times require and enforce their own rules and regulations for the use of powered industrial trucks.

You need to be 18 years of age to operate a Forklift truck in the state of Pennsylvania.

Forklift License Renewal in Pennsylvania

The state of Pennsylvania requires that you retrain every three years and recertify.

If you are engaged in any accident with a powered truck you must recertify.

Medical Requirements

You must not operate any powered industrial truck while under the influence of any medication which may produce an altered mental status.

Salary Expectations

On average a forklift driver in Pennsylvania will expect to earn $16.15 per hour or $33,590 pa. Pennsylvania is ranked 15th in terms of earning potential across all states.

Check out how you compare against the other states HERE.

If you still have questions or would like additional information about Forklift Training in Pennsylvania, you can contact the Department of Labor and Industry at (717) 787-5279.

Visit the Office:

Department of Labor and Industry
1700 Labor and Industry Bldg.
7th and Forster Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17120


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