As with forklifts, OSHA requires operators of skid steer loaders to be trained. Its regulation OSHA CFR 1926.21 states:
(a) General requirements.
Shall … establish and supervise programs for the education and training of employers and employees in the recognition, avoidance and prevention of unsafe conditions in employments covered by the Act.
(1) The employer should avail himself of the safety and health training programs …
(2) The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury.