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2007. POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCK OPERATOR TRAINING (INDUSTRIAL TRUCK SAFETY TRAINING)
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.178; 29 CFR 1915.120; 29 CFR 1917.43; 29 CFR 1918.77; 29 CFR 1926.602
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Operation of powered industrial trucks, such as forklifts, is the second leading cause of fatalities in the private sector, second only to highway vehicle fatalities. On average, there are 107 fatalities and 38,330 injuries annually in the workplace.
The present standard has proven to be ineffective in reducing the number of accidents involving powered industrial trucks. As a result, there has been strong Congressional interest that OSHA issue a new standard to more effectively address this hazard. OSHA intends to revise the present standard to increase its effectiveness by requiring, in performance language, initial and refresher training as necessary. The frequency of the refresher training will be based upon the vehicle operator's knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job safely. OSHA will also give guidance as to what information the instruction should include. There will also be other amendments to the standard to increase its effectiveness. This rule will apply to general industry, the maritime industries and construction.
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|NPRM Second and Hearing||01/30/9661 FR 3092|
|NPRM Comment Period End||08/15/96|
Small Entities Affected: Undetermined
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Agency Contact: John Martonik, Acting Director, Safety Standards
Programs, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N3605, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 219-8061
Fax: 202 219-7477
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