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2021 OSHA Proposals for Forklifts

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We wanted to share this important new information with you.

According to the Department of Labor, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) plans to issue a pair of proposals in the new year to update its forklift and walking-working surfaces rules.

In January 2021, OSHA will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standard that incorporates the most recent version of the industry consensus standard, ANSI/ITSDF B56.1a-2018, Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks. Currently, the standard refers to the 1969 industry standard, ANSI B56.1-1969 Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks.

OSHA is continuing to collect information to evaluate the need to update requirements for the maintenance and use of powered industrial trucks, the training of operators and inspection standards.

Pre-Operating Forklift Inspections:

  1. Proper pre-operation inspections practices are proven means of avoiding injury and death
  2. Help maintain compliance and company reputation
  3. Assist you in being proactive and thorough in your operations
  4. Documenting inspections is in the best interest for everyone involved.
  5. Unfortunately, pre-operation forklift inspections are often neglected or poorly documented
  6. OSHA states in it 29 CFR 1910-178 standard that forklifts must be inspected daily or before each shift
  7. Documenting each inspection protects your company and your employees
  8. Assures that you have inspection documentation accessible and ready for OSHA if safety concerns arise

Lift Auditors will keep you up to date on the OSHA forklift logistics regulation standards. By doing so, our knowledge and unmatched experience protects your companies’ best interests, your warehouse employee’s safety and helps you avoid financial losses caused by accidents. 

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Pierre Laudenberg
Founder/Chief Auditor

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