Accidents can happen unexpectedly in the workplace at any time, for this reason, it’s very important for all forklift operators to have the proper education and training necessary to perform their job safely. Forklift operator training not only helps protect the individual operating the forklift but also the people around them while avoiding any damage to company property.

Our forklift training program is done on site to help your company and its forklift operators in Maryland to comply with OSHA’s regulations.

How to Become a Certified Forklift Operator in Maryland

Under regulation 1910.178, OSHA requires all forklift operators in MD to be trained and evaluated every three years. OSHA mandates that forklift operator training consists of a combination of formal training (e.g., classroom, interactive computer training, written material), and practical training, including evaluation (hands-on evaluation by a qualified instructor). Organizations who fail to comply with these regulations will result in heavy fines.

Total Equipment Training offers forklift operator certification training programs which meet all OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor’s requirements for forklift certification. Learn more about the curriculum of our classroom and hands-on forklift training certifications program.

Our On-Site OSHA Forklift Operator Training Locations in MD

At Total Equipment Training, we offer on-site crane training and testing at your facility across Maryland in locations including Towson, Baltimore, Annapolis, Silver Springs, Bethesda, and Gaithersburg, as well as across the United States. Our qualified and knowledgeable instructors will travel to your locations for forklift training programs, certification and training refresher programs, which can be customized to meet your time, needs, and business objectives.

Contact Information for OSHA Office in Maryland

If you have questions about occupational safety and health standards and forklift certifications in Maryland, you can contact the MD Department of Labor and Industry or OSHA directly at:

Maryland Department of Labor
500 North Calvert Street #401 Baltimore, MD 21202

U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA
1099 Winterson Road, Suite 140
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Phone: (410) 865-2055/2056
(410) 865-2068



I am writing to you on behalf of our company in Chevy Chase, MD in regards to the recent forklift operator training session your team conducted for our employees. I’m happy to report that I’ve received nothing but positive feedback and praise regarding the trainers who held the training session. Both the classroom course materials and hands-on practice taught and thoroughly prepared our new employees for the work floor.

After our first initial conversations a couple of months back regarding our organization’s training needs, I was confident that Total Equipment Training was the best choice for our forklift operator training session. It was not only convenient but also much more efficient than your efficient that organization was able to travel to our Chevy Chase site and train our staff in our own work environment. This has made a world of difference in both the success of the training program as well as the safety of our employees.

Thank you for making our forklift training, certification, and application process hassle-free. We truly appreciate your services and will be looking forward to our next training session.

Don Caskey

Chevy Chase, MD.

Contact us today or give us a call at (610) 321-2679 and our knowledgeable staff will provide you with the information you need and tailor an on-site forklift operator training program to fit your needs and meet OSHA requirements in Maryland.