[Federal Register: April 18, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 73)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
April 11, 2005.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public
information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of
this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235,
Washington, DC 20503, 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number),
within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal
The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,
including whether the information will have practical utility;
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
Minimize the burden of the collection of information on
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting
electronic submission of responses.
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
Title: Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178).
OMB Number: 1218-0242.
Frequency: On occasion; Initially; Annually; and Triennially.
Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government;
and State, local, or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 999,000.
Number of Annual Responses: 2,181,839.
Estimated Time Per Response: Ranges from 2 minutes to mark an
approved truck to 6.50 hours to train new truck operators.
Total Burden Hours: 773,205.
Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing
Description: Paragraph (a)(4) of 1910.178 requires that employers
obtain the manufacturer's written approval before modifying a powered
industrial truck in a manner that affects its capacity and safe
operation; if the manufacturer grants such approval, the employer must
revise capacity, operation, and maintenance instruction plates, tags,
and decals accordingly. For front-end attachments not installed by the
manufacturer, paragraph (a)(5) mandates that employers provide a label
(marking) on the truck that identifies the attachment, as well as the
weight of both the truck and the attachment when the attachment is at
maximum elevation with a laterally centered load. Paragraph (a)(6)
specifies that employers must ensure that the markers required by
paragraphs (a)(3) through (a)(5) remain affixed to the truck and are
Paragraphs (l)(1) through (l)(6) of the Standard contain the
paperwork requirements necessary to certify the training provided to
powered industrial truck operators. Accordingly, these paragraphs
specify the following requirements for employers:
Paragraph (l)(1)--Ensure that trainees successfully complete the
training and evaluation requirements of paragraph (l) prior to
operating a truck without direct supervision.
Paragraph (l)(2)--Allow trainees to operate a truck only under the
direct supervision of an individual with the knowledge, training, and
experience to train operators and to evaluate their performance, and
under conditions that do not endanger other employees. The training
program must consist of formal instruction, practical training, and
evaluation of the trainee's performance in the workplace.
Paragraph (l)(3)--Provide the trainees with initial training on
each of 22 specified topics, except on topics that the employer
demonstrates do not apply to the safe operation of the truck(s) in the
Paragraphs (l)(4)(i) and (l)(4)(ii)--Administer refresher training
and evaluation on relevant topics to operators found by observation or
formal evaluation to operate a truck unsafely, involved in an accident
or near-miss incident, or assigned to operate another type of truck, or
if the employer identifies a workplace condition that could affect safe
Paragraph (l)(4)(iii)--Evaluate each operator's performance at
least once every three years.
Paragraph (l)(5)--Train rehires only in specific topics that they
performed unsuccessfully during an evaluation and that are appropriate
to the employer's truck(s) and workplace conditions.
Paragraph (l)(6)--Certify that each operator meets the training and
evaluation requirements specified by paragraph (l). This certification
must include the operator's name, the training date, the evaluation
date, and the identity of the individual(s) who performed the training
Requiring markers notifies employees of the conditions under which
they can safely operate powered industrial trucks, thereby preventing
such hazards as fires and explosions caused by poorly designed
electrical systems, rollovers/tipovers that result from exceeding a
truck's stability characteristics, and falling loads that occur when
loads exceed the lifting capacities of attachments. Certification of
training and evaluation provides a means of informing employers that
their employees received the training, and demonstrated the performance
necessary to operate a truck within its capacity and control
limitations. Therefore, by ensuring that employees operate only trucks that
are in proper working order, and do so safely, employers prevent severe injury
and death to truck operators and other employees who are in the vicinity of
the trucks. Finally, these paperwork requirements are the most efficient
means for an OSHA compliance officer to determine that an employer properly
notified employees regarding the design and construction of, and modifications
made to, the trucks they are operating, and that an employer provided
them with the required training.
Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-7690 Filed 4-15-05; 8:45 am]
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