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 Ohio to comply with OSHA’s regulations.

How to Become a Certified Forklift Operator in OH

Under regulation 1910.178, OSHA requires all forklift operators in Ohio to be trained and evaluated every three years. OSHA mandates that forklift operator training is to consist 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 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 Forklift Operator Training Locations in Ohio

At Total Equipment Training, we offer on-site crane training and testing at your facility across Ohio in locations including Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Toledo and Akron 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 Ohio OSHA

If you have questions about occupational safety and health standards and forklift certifications in Ohio, you can contact the OH Department of Commerce Division of Industrial Compliance and Labor and Industry or OSHA directly at:

The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Industrial Compliance and Labor
6606 Tussing Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Columbus Area Office
200 North High Street, Room 620
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 469-5582
(614) 469-6791 FAX
Or find the Ohio area OSHA office location closest to you here.

Testimonials from clients who used Total Equipment Training in Ohio


For the last six years, we have relied on Total Equipment Training for organization’s heavy equipment operator training needs. Most recently, Total Equipment Training traveled to our Cincinnati, Ohio office location to conduct a forklift operator training program. Following this training program, we’ve received nothing but positive feedback from the training course attendees. While I too could g on with praise about the positive experiences we have had using Total Equipment Training as our training partner, I believe our high success rate for certification as well as our organization’s low incident rate speaks for itself.

I would highly recommend Total Equipment Training to any organization in need of NCCCO or OSHA training.
Thank you again for your continued services!

Chuck Libor
Cincinnati, OH

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 Ohio.