According to 29 CFR 1910.178, OSHA requires that UNLV establish and maintain a program that provides for the proper maintenance and safe operation of powered industrial trucks.

This is accomplished by adherence to OSHA Standards, ANSI Standards, and manufacturer's manuals which call for powered industrial truck inspections prior to use, evaluation of job sites for safe conditions, and observance of all rules to prevent injuries and property damage.

Course instruction and individual certification are tools used to train and certify operator capability. Currently there is an initial and a three year re-certification requirement for all operators.