POWERED INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES
Citations surrounding Powered Industrial Trucks are consistently in the top ten most frequently cited OSHA violations . EI offers a comprehensive suite of training and consultative services designed for personnel who operate forklifts and other powered industrial trucks in a variety of workplaces. Training topics include an overview of the OSHA standard (29 CFR 1910.178 Subpart N) and other safety standards for safe operation of industrial trucks. In addition to the classroom portion of each course, participants complete hands-on training with the type of lift/vehicle they will be utilizing on the job. After successful completion of this course, participants will receive pocket operator cards.
This course can also be taught as a “Train-the-Trainer” course where participants, upon the successful completion of the class, will have the knowledge and expertise to provide this training to other employees authorized to operate these vehicles.
Perhaps most importantly, our training staff will customize the curriculum to your existing powered industrial lift training program in training operators and new trainers. And if you’re at square 1 and in need of a written program at your facility, EI can develop a customized, site-specific program to serve as the foundation of your compliance efforts with 1910.178.
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Great article Bill! Really enjoyed the read. Very important stuff for everyone that maintains an OSHA 300 Log to know. Even after 22 years of doing this type of recordkeeping, I even learned a couple of new things from this article.
OSHA describes arc flash as “a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur.” I had never experienced what an arc flash incident looked like until I attended EI’s NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 70E training course and saw a video example of this phenomenon.
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