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OSHA Production Checklist of 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 helps ensure safety protocols must be followed correctly so that forklift and truck operators and pedestrians are protected. This is ideal for floor managers, warehouse managers and safety managers to ensure and OSHA compliant workplace

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OSHA Production Checklist of Powered Industrial Trucks/Forklifts

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

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2. Has the company documented and made available the methods used to train forklift operators?

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3. Does the 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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4. 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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5. Are forklift operators observed wearing seatbelts where installed by the manufacturer?

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6. Are employees trained on the hazards associated with the combustion byproducts of forklift operation, such as carbon monoxide?

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7. Are all nameplates and markings in place on powered industrial trucks and maintained in a legible condition?

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8. Is substantial overhead protective equipment provided on high lift rider equipment?

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

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

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12. Is acid resistent PPE (Apron, Gloves, Safety Glasses AND Face Shield) available to employees when filling and servicing batteries?

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

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

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15. Are warnings or mirrors installed at intersections or blind corners where pedestrains cannot be seen by forklift operators?

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16. Are safe clearances maintained for aisles and at loading docks or passages where forklifts are used?

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

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