The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released a third edition of their The new CSA Safety Standard B is a comprehensive. Employers now have a new tool for ensuring safe lift truck operation, courtesy of CSA B Safety standard for lift trucks. This is the third edition of CSA B, Safety standard for lift trucks. It supersedes the previous editions- published in and This Standard specifies the.

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Maintenance and Repair Procedures The OHSAin clause 25 1 bplaces a general duty on employers to ensure that equipment is maintained in good condition.

Check for adequate overhead clearance before raising the load. As the voice of the U.

Forklift Trucks – Professional Operator

Some jurisdictions specify that only a “competent” or “authorized” person may operate powered lift trucks and others may specify a minimum operator age e. The Canadian Standards Association CSA standard is B R “Safety standard for forklift trucks” includes the development and implementation of a lift truck safety program, operator training requirements, qualifications of the lift truck trainer including medical and fitness requirementsmaintenance and repair practices, etc.

Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts. What kind of news would you like? When the equipment is a lifting device, clause 51 1 a of Regulation states that it must be constructed and equipped in a way to adequately ensure the safety of all workers; clause 51 1 b deals with its lifting capacity. Through training an operator should learn: This report can be used to inform workers about the hazards in their work as required by clause 25 2 d of the OHSA.


Lift a load that extends above the load backrest unless no part of the load can possibly slide back toward the operator. The operator should also examine the chains and mast; check for damage or leaks; and inspect the condition of the lift mechanism.

The repair and maintenance should focus on worker safety, not just for the truck’s load-handling characteristics, but for all aspects of the truck’s operations.

See Annex B h335 a listing and description of classes. Allow anyone but the operator to ride on the forklift. And that’s the standard. If loading another vehicle e.

Allow unauthorized persons to operate the vehicle. Look ahead for any obstructions or restrictions that might be in the path you are going to travel e. Clause 25 2 c of the OHSA states that an employer must appoint a competent person as a supervisor.

New CSA lift truck standard: your best practices guide to training and more

The joint health and safety committee or health and safety representative, where there is one, along with supervisors and workers should all be involved not only in the development of rules and procedures to prevent injuries, but in identifying the causes of accidents and “near misses”, and the monitoring of lift-truck-safety improvements. The only way to ensure these requirements are being met is through a periodic inspection and, where necessary, repair and maintenance of the equipment powered lift truck.

Clause b3335 2 d of the Occupational Health and Safety Act OHSA requires an employer to “acquaint a worker or a person in authority over a worker with any hazard in the work…. Workers were poorly trained; supervision was inadequate; and the work and workplace were not organized with safety in mind. If there is a concern n335 the workplace cxa not have sufficient expertise, advice should be sought from the relevant safe workplace association or other safety specialists.


Stay in the truck in case of overturn. Legends to equations and figures are considered cwa. Poor workplace design can contribute to accidents and injuries.

Know how to assess the weight of the load to be lifted. Use pallets elevated by forklifts as an improvised working platform. Already Subscribed to this document.

Standards Caa from ANSI provides a money-saving, multi-user solution for accessing standards. This program should include the following elements:. Standard also acts as a “due diligence” guide “If you’re doing just what’s in the Occupational Health and Safety Actyou’re just starting and the minimum may mean that you’re not going to be a very safe company” notes Leon.

Forklift Trucks – Professional Operator : OSH Answers

July Content last reviewed: Prepare a written report that mentions all the potential sources of harm or injury identified in step one above. The OHSAin clause 25 1 bplaces a general duty on employers to ensure that equipment is maintained in good condition.

If a truck has been modified, the information should be revised to reflect new load ratings. As a minimum, employers should ensure that the following existing regulatory requirements are complied with: