Each year, OSHA compiles a list of the top 10 most cited violations that compliance safety and health officers see on their site visits. Powered Industrial Vehicles make any task easier, but these trucks may land you in a world of hurt if you aren’t careful.
The following aspects of the Powered industrial trucks standard are the most commonly cited by OSHA for the 2018 fiscal year:
Employers must ensure that any employee operating a powered industrial truck is competent to operate safely 1910.178(l)(1)(i)
An evaluation of each powered industrial truck driver’s performance is to be conducted once every three years 1910.178(l)(4)(iii)
Each certification of a powered industrial truck driver must have the name of the operator, date of training, date of the evaluation, and identity of the person(s) conducting the training 1910.178(l)(6)
If any truck is found to be out of order, it is to be removed from service until it is fixed 1910.178(p)(1)
Each employee must be checked for proper certification before driving a powered industrial truck 1910.178(l)(1)(ii).
In order to avoid these citations, a proper powered industrial truck management program should be adhered to and regular training conducted.
Employers should regularly check t
heir operator’s knowledge to ensure that training is being retained. If a powered industrial truck has any sort of malfunction, immediately remove it from service until repairs are made. Be sure that all operator’s certificates display the correct and required information per 1910.178.
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