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Forklift Safety. Motor Vehicle Accidents. To protect employees. To protect company assets. It’s the law!. Why Forklift Safety?. Fatalities Source BLS. 7 th on OSHA’s Top 10 list. Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178 (3,262 Total Violations) Top 5 sections cited:

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motor vehicle accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents

To protect employees

To protect company assets

It’s the law!

7 th on osha s top 10 list
7th on OSHA’s Top 10 list

Powered Industrial Trucks – 1910.178 (3,262 Total Violations)

  • Top 5 sections cited:
    • 1910.178(L)(l) Failure to ensure each powered industrial truck operator is competent to operate a powered industrial truck safely
    • 1910.178(L)(4)(iii) Failure to evaluate each powered industrial truck operator’s performance at least once every three years
    • 1910.178(L)(6) Failure to certify that each operator has been trained and evaluated
    • 1910.178(p)(1) Failure to take damaged powered industrial trucks out of service
    • 1910.178(Q)(7) Failure to examine powered industrial trucks before placing in service
benefits to forklift safety training
Benefits to Forklift Safety Training
  • Improve Attitude
  • Increase Production
  • Increase Operator Safety
  • Lower Maintenance Costs
  • Lower # of Accidents/Severity
  • Lower Insurance Cost
  • Fulfill OSHA Requirements
labels
Labels

WarningLabel

!

Danger Label

Caution Label

operator s manual
Operator’s Manual

OSHA says you SHALL Read and Understand the Operator’s Manual

lift truck vs automobiles
Lift Truck vs. Automobiles
  • Automobiles
    • For personal use
    • Weighs less than 5,000 lbs.
    • Front wheel steering
    • Training required
    • Operates on smooth, paved surfaces
  • Lift Trucks
    • Not for personal use
    • Weighs greater than 5,000 lbs.
    • Rear wheel steering
    • Training required
    • Operates on various surfaces
mast what do you really need to know
Mast:What do you really need to know?
  • Never reach into/through mast
  • Never stand under forks/load
    • Never allow others under
lift truck balance
Lift Truck Balance
  • Internal Combustion

Counterweight

  • Electric Powered
    • Industrial battery
imbalance
Imbalance
  • Moving center of gravity outside stability Pyramid:
    • Loss of steering
    • Loss of traction
    • Unstable load
    • Potential for a tip over
    • Potential for a tip up
daily inspection
Daily Inspection

1910.178(q)(7)

Industrial trucks shall be examined before being placed in service…

completion of inspection
Completion of Inspection
  • Report defects to appropriate personnel
  • Never operate a truck in need of repair
  • Authorized & trained personnel repair trucks
the operational inspection
The Operational Inspection
  • Operator restraint system
  • Horn
  • Warning devices
  • Unusual engine noise
  • Fuel level
  • Gauge readings
  • Hydraulics
  • Steering lock to lock
  • Service brake
  • Park brake
  • Plugging on electric powered trucks
safe operating guidelines
Safe Operating Guidelines
  • Safe distance from docks and ramps, stairway, fire aisle & equipment
  • No on-the-go directional changes (IC trucks)
  • Operating surfaces must support truck and load
speed vs reaction
Speed vs. Reaction

Speed 8.7 mph

Equals

13 feet per second

Reaction Time

18-21 years = ¾ second

21- over = 1.5 second

pedestrian traffic
Pedestrian Traffic
  • Pedestrians have right of way
  • When approaching corners, intersections:
  • When passing pedestrians
operating forklift steering turning changing directions
Operating ForkliftSteering/Turning/Changing Directions

Hazards:

Tip over : Collision : Struck-by/Crushing Injuries : Load falls

tipovers
Tipovers

IN CASE OF A TIPOVER

training
Training
  • All operators must be certified by the following
  • Retraining
  • Certification includes
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