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USF SafetyFlorida Consultants Receive First-Rate Industrial Truck Safety Training

Applying industrial truck material handling techniques and recognizing safe load capacity were among topics presented to government representatives at the February “Industrial Truck Best Practices” seminar in Tampa on February 9, 2006. OSHA and the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) used their Alliance, which was signed in January 2004, as a basis for developing the best practices seminar that provided insight into the safe use of forklifts, front loaders and motorized pallets for OSHA inspectors and University of South Florida Consultation Program representatives. (See page five.)

Issues facing businesses today need new guidelines to protect workers from injury and illness and to save employers medical and workers' comp costs.

USF SafetyFlorida hosted a research-planning town hall meetings held by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Mark Albright in the St. Petersberg Times left the meeting with a list of issues in Safety Standards Lag Size, Age of Workers. Both articles quote members of the USF SafetyFlorida industrial hygiene and safety consultant staff.