Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.178. Powered Industrial Truck Training. Today’s agenda. Powered industrial trucks are different than cars! Powered industrial truck stability Operator responsibility Safe operation Review of responsibilities. What are powered industrial trucks?.
Powered Industrial Truck Training
Powered industrial trucks are fork trucks, platform trucks, motorized hand trucks and other vehicles used for moving materials within our facility; all have internal combustion or electric motors. Farm vehicles, earth moving and over-the-road vehicles are not considered powered industrial trucks.
How? Consider the following differences when comparing powered industrial trucks to cars:
These differences create hazards!
This drawing shows how the center of gravity differs from a car and how it changes with a load.
This drawing shows what happens to a truck lifting a load with a center of gravity ahead of the front wheels.
When you are the operator of a powered industrial truck, you are responsible for your safety, the safety of others in the area, and for preventing accidents through proper operation and anticipation of hazards.
Never underestimate the importance of safety!
-Use only attachments provided by the facility
-Follow all procedures for proper use of attachments
For more information regarding powered industrial trucks or other safety issues please contact:
Gregory & Appel Insurance
Mike Salazar, Vice President