Powered Industrial Truck Safety

OSHA has many standards surrounding the use of PITs in the workplace for operators, non-operators, attended vehicles, and unattended vehicles. OSHA also has detailed training requirements for PIT operators. To safely operate a PIT, operators must understand basic principles of stability, including the concepts of a fulcrum and centers of gravity. Operators must also be aware of the weight and shape of loads and what individual vehicles are capable of handling. Powered industrial trucks are a common source of workplace accidents, so a strong knowledge of how to safely operate and work with PITs is crucial for any environment where they are used. PIT accidents can lead to property and inventory damage as well as employee injury. Operators should know how to avoid OSHA violations and how to handle a load without tipping the vehicle.


Course Objectives:

  • Describe powered industrial trucks
  • Describe regulations for operating powered industrial trucks
  • Describe the primary classifications of powered industrial trucks
  • Describe OSHA’s training requirements for powered industrial truck operators
  • Describe OSHA’s maintenance requirements for powered industrial trucks
  • Describe OSHA’s traveling requirements for powered industrial trucks
  • Describe attended vehicle operation requirements that protect operators
  • Describe attended vehicle operation requirements that protect pedestrians
  • Define unattended vehicle
  • List operation requirements for unattended vehicles
  • Describe OSHA'S primary loading requirements for PITs
  • Identify the factors that influence vehicle stability
  • Describe how distance and weight both affect stability
  • Define stability triangle
  • Explain center of gravity
  • Identify the vertical stability line and the load center
  • Describe the relationship between the vertical stability line and the load center
  • Describe how to maintain longitudinal stability
  • Calculate maximum allowable load weight for maintaining longitudinal stability
  • Describe how to maintain lateral stability
  • Describe how to maintain dynamic stability.


Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all personnel using/operating any PITs.
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Course ID

TU113

Skill Focus

Smart Business

Instructor(s)

ToolingU

Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations teams, 1st level supervisors

Method of Delivery

Digital

Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs

Cost

Negotiable


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