Cal/OSHA Industrial Equipment, Lift Trucks and Tractors
Title 8 CCR, GSO 3650 & 3664 Online Training Certification Course
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This course presents an overview of the rules and regulations associated with the safe operation of industrial equipment, including lift trucks and tractors. It also provides a description of the safety requirements for operating industrial equipment, such as lift trucks and tractors, and gives an overview of rollover protective structures and their purpose, along with best practices and training standards for the use of industrial equipment.
What are the governing regulations? This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 3650 and 3664 Industrial Equipment, Lift Trucks and Tractors Training for General Industry.
Who must take this training? Employers are responsible for ensuring that employees are properly trained to handle the responsibilities associated with the operation and maintenance of industrial equipment. Preventative training helps an employee understand how to stop an incident from occurring, such as knowing how to properly use specific equipment and the safety controls installed within that equipment.
Case Study: In 2005, an employee of ABC Supply Company, Inc. in Los Angeles, California, was operating a high-reach, rough terrain forklift and unloading two delivery trucks, consisting of eight pallets of roofing tiles. The slope of the driveway prohibited the delivery trucks from using the driveway. The ABC Company crew unloaded the two trucks at the bottom of the driveway, and the forklift operator located the pallets at the top of the driveway. As the forklift operator was maneuvering the forklift to unload an empty pallet, witnesses observed the forklift driver losing control of his vehicle. It began traveling down the steep driveway in reverse. The witnesses stated that the wheels were not turning, but the forklift was moving backwards with its mast in a fully elevated position, when it flipped over and landed on its side. The driver was killed in the accident. It could not be determined if the forklift driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. An accident investigation revealed that the driver was not operating the forklift in accordance with the company's standard operating procedures, and with the manufacturer's operating instructions.
Key Takeaways: To reduce the risks associated with operating industrial equipment, it is essential to follow the guidelines outlined in General Industry Safety Order 3664 and 3650, which necessitate the use of a seatbelt and prohibit the use of industrial equipment on steep surfaces. The operator should have also been following the company's and manufacturer's operating instructions.
Employers should provide refresher training whenever an operator demonstrates a deficiency in the safe operation of the truck. Refresher training should also include practical training and include an evaluation of the operator's performance in the workplace.