OSHA requires employers to ensure that their lift truck operators wear seat belts. This law is designed to reduce the number of lift truck operator injuries and fatalities. Failure to comply with this law increases the operator’s risk of injury or death. Seat belts are provided by the manufacturer in counterbalanced lift trucks, high lift trucks, reach trucks and lift trucks that are centre controlled for this reason. This law falls under the OSHA Act of 1996 Seat Belt Enforcement Memorandum.
The FMS Seat Belt Interlock monitors not only the seat belt, but also seat switch (where available) and handbrake (optional).