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Materials Handling

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THIS COMPLIANCE CENTER IS FOR YOU if your workers are involved in handling, stacking, transporting and storing materials, whether manually or through the use of equipment such as cranes, trucks, forklifts and helicopters. The COMPLIANCE CENTER helps you meet OSHA requirements for forklifts and powered industrial trucks, overhead cranes, derricks, slings, transport via train or helicopter and servicing of rim wheels.

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  • sample image How to Comply with Powered Industrial Trucks Designation Requirements

    The first part of complying with the OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks standard (29 CFR 1910.178) is determining which trucks you can use in which locations.
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  • sample image How to Comply With Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Rules

    No provision of the OSHA Materials Handling requirements (Subpart N of the General Industry standards) generates more citations than the Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) standard (29 CFR 1910.178(l)).
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  • sample image How to Comply with Powered Industrial Truck Operating Requirements

    Selecting the appropriate powered industrial truck for the workplace and training operators how to use it is just the start of complying with the Powered Industrial Trucks standard (29 CFR 1910.178(m))....
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  • sample image How to Comply with Powered Industrial Truck Travel Requirements

    Once industrial trucks take to “the road,” they become subject to travel restrictions under the OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks standard (29 CFR 1910.178(n)).
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  • sample image How to Comply with Powered Industrial Truck Loading Requirements

    The OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks standard requires employers to take steps to ensure the safe loading of trucks (29 CFR 1910.178(o)).
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Time Saving Tools
  • Cranes Inspection Checklist & Timetable
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    Avoiding materials handling violations when using cranes at your plant or other industrial workplace. Read More...

  • 13 Questions to Ask to Verify Proper Crane Inspections
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    This checklist features 13 questions to determine your compliance with one of the most important and frequently cited parts of these standards—crane inspection requirements. Read More...

  • Forklift Training Checklist
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    Although safety training is a general requirement, a few OSHA standards set out specific requirements governing the content and delivery of training. Read More...

  • Materials Handling Compliance Evaluation Checklist
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    You need to perform evaluations of your materials handling procedures, equipment and operations annually or sooner after major changes occur in the workplace.liance with these requirements. Read More...

  • Model Forklift Travel Safety Policy
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    Once they’re on the move, forklifts and other powered industrial trucks become dangerous and subject to specific travel safety rules under the OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks standard 29 CFR 1910.178(n)).... Read More...

  • Model Forklift Loading Safety Policy
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    Loading and unloading of forklifts and other trucks are subject to specific requirements under the OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks standard 29 CFR 1910.178(o)) designed to ensure stability of loads and prevent harm to operators and others nearby.... Read More...

  • Forklift Safety Checklists
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    Like any other piece of mechanical equipment, forklifts pose dangers not just to operators but to others in the vicinity. This tool will significantly help prevent these incidents as well as consequential OSHA citations.... Read More...

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