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Essay Question 1910.178 OSHA 1910.178 is a standard that provides information on powered industrial trucks and materials handling and storage. This section contains safety requirements relating to fire protection, design, maintenance, and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hand trucks, and other specialized industrial trucks. All new powered industrial trucks bought and used by an employer shall meet the design and construction requirements for powered industrial trucks established in the American National Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks, Part II, ANSI B56.1-1969 except for vehicles intended primarily for earth moving or over-the-road hauling. This standard is fairly long and even provides a table of …show more content…

There are eight different subheadings with this standard as well, which include the following application, employee-owned equipment, design, hazard assessment and equipment selection (which then has four additional subheadings), verification that hazardous assessment has been performed through written certificate, defective and damaged equipment, training (has 11 subheadings), payment for protective equipment (seven additional subheadings). Each individual subheading has a description that follows and may even break down the description that follows. For example payment for protective equipment has additional subheadings that state what the employer is not required to pay for and/or provide to the employee (non-specialty safety-toe protective footwear (including steel-toe shoes or steel-toe boots), logging boots, everyday clothing, ordinary clothing, skin creams, or other items, etc. 6. The trigger height controversy for construction is 6 or more. If there are contractors that have personnel working 6 or more above the next lower level must comply with all applicable aspects or OSHAs standard including


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