OSHA Training: Forklift Safety & Material Handling Course

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

$170 Members / $195 Future Members

($25 discount for additional registrants from the same company)
($100 discount if the same registrant also attends the 10-Hour Safety Compliance Course. Please call Tammy at 517-371-7670.)

Regulations from MIOSHA and OSHA require that you license your powered industrial truck drivers; you may not accept licenses from operators’ prior employers. You must also have your operators demonstrate their skills on the truck(s) they will operate; that is not part of this course, but you will receive a checklist for ensuring that you complete those requirements. Please join us for this two-hour course to understand the classroom portion of general forklift (powered industrial truck) safety and operation.

Who Should Attend:

  • Plant managers
  • Logistics personnel
  • HR professionals


  • Forklifts and powered industrial trucks (pallet jacks, etc.)
  • What employers need to ensure each driver can do
  • Rules for licensing frequency and license recordkeeping
  • Materials handling parts 1-2, Subpart N
  • Forklift operator checklist
  • Written forklift test (this will be administered in class to all participants)

Expert Presenter:
Laura SimmsLaura A. Simms, CSP, SHRM-CP, is a safety specialist for a stamping plant at a major automotive manufacturer. She is also an authorized OSHA general industry outreach trainer. Laura’s classes are full of fun, engaging activities to demonstrate concepts and reinforce key learning objectives. If you want to sit still, her class is not the place for you! Each topic has practical exercises and real-world examples, taught with passion, humor, energy, and empathy. Laura earned her occupational health and safety specialist certificate at Eastern Michigan University, her master’s degree at Central Michigan University, and her bachelor’s degree at Wayne State.