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3. What are the real cost of accidents? $1 INSURED/DIRECT COST Compensation Medical $6 to $50 UNISURED/INDIRECT COSTS Property damage Equipment tool damage Job delays Overtime Replacement workers Hiring & Training OSHA Fines ACCIDENTS COST EVERYONE!!!

4. MOST SERIOUS ACCIDENTS Tip over of forklift 24% Struck by material 17% Struck by forklift 14% Worker fell from forklift 14% Worker pinned between objects 11% Forklift ran off dock 8% Worker died during forklift repair 6% All other accidents 6%

5. TYPES OF FORKLIFTS Variable Reach Rough Terrain Forklift

6. OPERATOR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OSHA 1910.178 Safe operation Training program implementation Training program content Refresher training and evaluation Avoidance of duplicative training Certification Dates

7. FORKLIFT ATTACHMENTS Examples of Unacceptable attachments per OSHA 1910. 178[a][3] Buckets Longer forks Fork extensions Booms Wenches Personal baskets Anything not authorized by the manufacturer

8. PERSONNEL BASKETS This goes without saying!!! If you cannot control the bucket it is an OSHA violation.

9. FORKLIFT SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Definitions Manuals and warning labels Pre-start Inspection Load charts Forklift stability Operation of a forklift Load deposit procedures Forklift maintenance

10. DEFINITIONS Owners – A person or entity who has possession of a forklift by virtue of proof of purchase Users – A person(s) or entity that utilizes or puts into operation a forklift Operators – A qualified person who controls the movement of the forklift Qualified Person – A person who by reason of knowledge, experience, or training is familiar with the operation to be performed and the hazards involved

11. MANUALS & WARNING LABELS The operation manual for that make and model forklift are required on all forklifts The operator must know where the manual is located on the forklift and refer to it if any questions as to proper operation arise. All Danger, Warning, and Caution labels must be on the forklift and must be legible.

12. PRE-START INSPECTION Before each day or at the beginning of each shift, the forklift shall be given a visual inspection and functional test including, but not limited to, the following: Operating and emergency controls Safety devices, including seatbelt & horn Personal protective devices Air, hydraulic, and fuel system leaks Cables and wiring harnesses Loose or missing parts Tires & wheels Warning, control markings, & operation manuals Forks and fork attachment points – no welds or holes allowed, check for & replace bent forks. Forks should be marked as to there capacity. Forks are to be replaced as sets only.




16. OPERATION OF FORKLIFT Keep the load or boom/forks as low as practical. Cradle the load by tilting the fork’s back. Slow machine down when turning. Accelerate and brake gently, especially with a load. Level the frame prior to lifting a load. Know jobsite obstacles!!!

17. LOAD DEPOSIT PROCEDURES Never put the load or boom over any people. Place load on landing area carefully. Observe landing and load while lowering forks. Tilt forks forward to deposit load. Remember that after placing load, the center of the forklift moves toward the rear. Extract forks with boom or back forklift up slowly, and carefully cover the break pedal. As soon as forks are clear of landing, stop and make sure lowering path is clear. Lower the boom or mast to the low travel position before driving. Look all around before shifting into reverse to be sure you have a clear path of travel: release parking break.


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