MS Equipment Inc. ** 3498 Union Street ** N Chili, NY 14514 ** (585) 889-2190 ** info@msequipmentsales.com
About Us Our People Forklifts Services FAQ Safety Zone

Truck Operations 1910.178(m)

  • Trucks shall not be driven up to anyone standing in front of a bench or other fixed object.
  • No person shall be allowed to stand or pass under the elevated portion of any truck, whether loaded or empty.
  • Unauthorized personnel shall not be permitted to ride on powered industrial trucks.  A safe place to ride shall be provided where riding of trucks is authorized.
  • The employer shall prohibit arms or legs from being placed between the uprights of the mast or outside the running lines of the truck.
  • When a powered industrial truck is left unattended, load engaging means shall be fully lowered, controls shall be neutralized, power shall be shut off, and brakes set.  Wheels shall be blocked if the truck is parked on an incline.
  • A powered industrial truck is unattended when the operator is 25 ft. or more away from the vehicle which remains in his view, or whenever the operator leaves the vehicle and it is not in his view.
  • When the operator of an industrial truck is dismounted and within 25 ft. of the truck still in his view, the load engaging means shall be fully lowered, controls neutralized, and the brakes set to prevent movement.
  • A safe distance shall be maintained from the edge of ramps or platforms while on any elevated dock, or platform or freight car. Trucks shall not be used for opening or closing freight doors.
  • Brakes shall be set and wheel blocks shall be in place to prevent movement of trucks, trailers, or railroad cars while loading or unloading. Fixed jacks may be necessary to support a semitrailer during loading or unloading when the trailer is not coupled to a tractor. The flooring of trucks, trailers, and railroad cars shall be checked for breaks and weakness before they are driven onto.
  • There shall be sufficient headroom under overhead installations, lights, pipes, sprinkler system, etc.
  • An overhead guard shall be used as protection against falling objects. It should be noted that an overhead guard is intended to offer protection from the impact of small packages, boxes, bagged material, etc., representative of the job application, but not to withstand the impact of a falling capacity load.
  • A load backrest extension shall be used whenever necessary to minimize the possibility of the load or part of it from falling rearward.
  • Only approved industrial trucks shall be used in hazardous locations.
  • Fire aisles, access to stairways, and fire equipment shall be kept clear.

Back to Safety List

Home | About Us | Services | Forklifts | RFQ | Contact Us | News | FAQ | Our People | Links | Articles | Tell A Friend | Site Map |

2013. Created and maintained by Thomas Schicker 2001 - 2013. All rights reserved.