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OSHA Inspection for Powered Industrial Trucks / Forklifts

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

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OSHA statistics show that an average of 100 employees are killed each year in forklift accidents, and as many as 95,000 total forklift accidents occur on an annual basis. In many cases, these accidents are avoidable. This inspection helpsensure safety protocols must be followed correctly so that operators and pedestrians are protected. This is ideal for equipment managers, warehouse managers and safety managers

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OSHA Inspection for Powered Industrial Trucks / Forklifts

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AllSection 1 of 1 with 13 Questions

1. Are only employees who have been trained in the proper use of industrial trucks allowed to operate them?

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2. Does forklift certification card include the name of the operator, date of training, date of the evaluation, and the identity of the trainer/evaluatior?

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3. Are forklifts inspected before being placed in service? Inspections should be at least daily, or after each shift, if used around the clock.

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4. Are all nameplates and markings are in place and maintained in a legible condition?

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5. Are operators of stock picker-type forklifts wearing the required fall protection equipment?

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6. Does each industrial truck have a warning horn, or other device that can be clearly heard above the normal noise in the areas where operated?

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7. Is a spill kit and safety shower immediately available when filling and servicing batteries that allows for flushing and neutralizing spilled electrolyte?

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8. Is acid resistent PPE (Apron, Gloves, safety galsses AND Face shield) available to employees when filling and servicing batteries?

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9. Are unattended forklifts left with the forks fully lowered, controls neutralized, power shut off, and brakes set?

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10. Are operators observed following all traffic regulations, including authorized plant speed limits and maintaining a safe distance between trucks?

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11. Has the company documented the methods used to train forklift operators? Are training records available?

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12. Are the required lift truck operating rules posted and enforced? (US-CA only)

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