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An Ergonomic Forklift Training Program

Daniel C, Priyadarshini DG*, William CC and Lawrence M

Journal Title:Ergonomics International Journal

Training programs rarely focus on projecting skills as part of activities to finish a task. We have used a sample forklift training program as a model training program. The uniqueness of this is that it includes instructional objectives and describes an intended outcome (as a skill) of instruction. We have divided the forklift operation into several tasks, stratified each task into different steps and each steps into different activities. The activities are the main performance which are expected from the operators. If the performance is a covert one, an indicator behavior was also attached. Each activity was focused as an imperative skill without which the performance of the trainees were deemed incomplete. We compared our developed training program with other existing programs in order to find its efficacy in retaining the training material. To attain a maximum training effectiveness we strongly recommended a criterion testing to evaluate the skills following our training program.