Powered Industrial Truck Update

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          Presented by
     Courtney W. Bohannon
  Jackson Area Office - OSHA
      Disclaimer
This presentation is intended as a resource for
providing training on OSHA’s revised
powered industrial truck operator standards. It
is not a substitute for any of the provisions of
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of
1970, or for any standards issued by the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA). It is also
not a substitute for a powered industrial
truck operator training program.
What is a Powered Industrial
           Truck?

• Any mobile power-propelled truck
  used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack
  or tier materials
• Earth moving and over the road
  haulage trucks are not included in
  the definition
  Powered Industrial Truck
     Operator Training


• Each Year about 100 workers are
  killed and almost 9,500 injured in
  industrial truck accidents.
  Providing the proper training for
  the drivers will help reduce that
  toll.
    Operator Selection

• The employer must ensure that the
  employee is competent to operate a
  powered industrial truck, as
  demonstrated by successful
  completion of a training program
  and evaluation.
    Training Program

• Formal Training
• Practical Training
• Evaluation of operators
  performance in the workplace
 Sample Manufacturers Warnings
         & Precautions


• ALWAYS adjust the seat and fasten the seat
  belt securely before you start the engine.
• DO NOT allow anyone to ride on the forklift
  with the operator.
• DO NOT use this forklift as a manlift or work
  platform.
• DO NOT allow anyone on the forklift carriage
Periodic Evaluation & Refresher
           Training

• Sufficient evaluation and refresher
  training must be conducted to enable the
  employee to retain and use the knowledge
  and skills needed to operate the powered
  industrial truck safely. An evaluation of
  each operators performance must be
  conducted at least every three years.
         Refresher Training is
             Required if:

• Changes in the
  workplace that
  could affect the safe
  operation of the
  truck
• Operator is assigned
  to a different type of
  truck.
       Refresher Training is
           Required if:

• Operator observed
  operating vehicle in
  an unsafe manner.
• Evaluation
  determined
  operator needs
  additional training.
     Refresher Training is
         Required if:


• Operator is
  involved in an
  accident.
• Operator is
  involved in a
  near miss
  incident.
Avoiding Duplicative Training


• An employee who has received
  training and has been found by an
  evaluation to be competent to perform
  the duties of an operator safely does
  not have to be retrained at specified
  intervals. However all new operators
  must have their performance evaluated.
        Certification

• The employer must certify that the
  training and evaluation has been
  done.
Fatality
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Reporting Requirements

• Fatalities must reported within 8 hours.
• Catastrophe - When three or more
  employees are admitted to the hospital.
• Reports may be filed by calling:
   – 601-965-4606
   – 1-800-321-OSHA
Failure to Report.


         • Failure to
           report a fatality
           or catastrophe
           can result in a
           $7000.00 fine.
Wrapping It Up
 Education and training
 without follow-up and
    enforcement, is
INEFFECTIVE

				
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