Figure 2. Posted chemical hazard area.
Be familiar with OSHA's truck designations and hazardous location classifications. Only use powered industrial trucks that have the correct designation for the location's classification. Post signs in hazardous areas. [29 CFR 1910.178(c)]
OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Designations
- D. Diesel powered units with minimal acceptable safeguards against inherent fire hazards.
- DS. Diesel powered units with additional safeguards to the exhaust, fuel, and electrical systems.
- DY. Diesel powered units that have all the safeguards of DS units, plus do not have any electrical equipment including the ignition. They have temperature limitation features.
- E. Electrically powered units with minimal acceptable safeguards against inherent fire hazards.
- ES. Electrically powered units with additional safeguards to the electrical system to prevent emission of hazardous sparks and to limit surface temperatures.
- EE. Electrically powered units that have all the safeguards of the E and ES units, plus the electric motor and all other electrical equipment are completely enclosed.
- EX. Electrically powered units with electrical fittings and equipment designed, constructed, and assembled so that the units can be used in certain atmospheres containing flammable vapors or dusts.
- G. Gasoline powered units with minimal acceptable safeguards against inherent fire hazards.
- GS. Gasoline powered units with additional safeguards to the exhaust, fuel, and electrical systems.
- LP. Liquefied petroleum gas units with minimal acceptable safeguards against inherent fire hazards.
- LPS. Liquefied petroleum gas units with additional safeguards to the exhaust, fuel, and electrical systems.
When used indoors, forklifts powered with internal combustion engines can present indoor air quality hazards. Cold weather, with the closing of doors and windows, may increase the risk.
Requirements and Recommended Practices:
- Do not operate a gasoline/propane/diesel engine for long periods of time in a confined area, such as a truck trailer
- Shut the engine off when staying inside a small confined area like a trailer.
- Do not operate a combustion engine within a warehouse, plant or onboard ship without adequate ventilation.
- Be careful in cold weather. Doors and windows which are normally open may be closed and exhaust and other gases may concentrate.
- Be careful in small rooms or blocked off areas where gases may accumulate.
- Drive sensibly. Avoid racing the engine or idling for long periods of time.
- Properly maintain engines and do not operate an engine requiring servicing. [29 CFR 1910.178(p)(1)]
- Consider switching to battery-powered forklifts, if much of the work is in poorly ventilated spaces or operators may be over-exposed to exhaust byproducts.
- Consider upgrading the ventilation system.
- Install CO monitors to detect levels.
Figure 3. Powered industrial truck engaged in roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) operations and subject to 29 CFR 1915.12.
Note: Special Precautions Onboard Ship
If the space to be entered contains an oxygen deficient atmosphere, the space shall be labeled "Not Safe for Workers" or, if oxygen-enriched, "Not Safe for Workers - Not Safe for Hot Work." If an oxygen-deficient or oxygen-enriched atmosphere is found, ventilation shall be provided at volumes and flow rates sufficient to ensure that the oxygen content is maintained at or above 19.5 percent and below 22.0 percent by volume. The warning label may be removed when the oxygen content is equal to or greater than 19.5 and less than 22.0 percent by volume. [29 CFR 1915.12(a)(2)]
Figure 4. Danger of carbon monoxide poisoning in confined spaces.
Forklifts powered with internal combustion engines can cause high levels of carbon monoxide in enclosed work areas.
- Unconsciousness and death may result from carbon monoxide overexposure as the concentration in the bloodstream rises.
Requirements and Recommended Practices:
What is the freedom convoy?
How to make gelato?
What is the correct meaning of the word abdominal?
What kind what kind of tricks can you do with blank deck?
What does cruise mean on a car?
How to screenshot on iphone xr?
How to turn off nintendo switch??
What time is it in austria?
How to paly ghost tricks on pc?
How to selling auction to tricks?
What time does la fitness close today?
What are the four gospels?
How to make ranch water?
What does immediate family mean?
Why does peace lily have brown tips?
How to do skooter tricks?
What does bts mean sexually?
Xfinity special best deals how to get tricks secret hidden lower cable bill?
How to turn off iphone 13 pro max?
How to get rid of dandruff??
How to screenshot on hp computer??
What does re mean in email?
What is a radian?
What does it mean when your feet itch superstition?
If he has a mass of 100kg, how much can he lift, given that he is standing on the tips of his toes?
How long to boil chicken??
What side of the road does japan drive on?
As is where is condition meaning?
What is the meaning of amelia?
What does vnds mean?
How to get rid of a black eye??
How much to spend on engagement ring?
What size are childrens crutch tips?
How to draw a body??
How to draw a diamond??
How to prime a pool pump??
What are laxatives?
How to clean??
What does intensive mean?
What does candice mean?
How to make a enchantment table?
How much does a polar bear weigh joke meaning?
What is the meaning of jah rastafari?
How much does it cost to get your nose pierced??
What is the meaning of ese?
How to cite a quote??
How to remove tint from car windows??
What does elevated creatinine mean?
What does dressed to the nines mean?
Flyers gordie how hat tricks?
What does gt mean on mustang?
What is the meaning of nostrovia in polish??
What does wholesale mean?
What does apostille mean?
What does mike who cheese hairy meaning?
How to make a heating pad?
What does the 💜 mean?
What does grower not a shower meaning urban dictionary?
When the debate is lost slander becomes the tool of the user meaning?
How to feel better about yourself??
How to treat sciatic nerve pain?
What does susceptible mean?
What does av mean?
Was trump impeached and what does that mean?
How to do a rubix cube??
What is the eye of horus meaning?
What is the meaning of the nine of cups?
How to draw cartoon??
What does it mean when your butt bleeds?
How to record a google meet??
How to know if your dog is dying?
How to get wordle game??
What are dental dams used for?
What does consumption mean?
What does violated mean?
How to break a soul tie?
What is the meaning of amaya?
How to win the farming game tips and tricks?
How to draw black hair?
How to compare tips ladder to spia?
How to keep your phone from turning off??
How to recharge crystals??
What is the meaning of the lost daughter?
What time is it in tanzania?
What does a crescent moon mean?
What time does the train stop running?
What does playboy bunny mean?
What are easy tricks to teach your dog?
How to train a tiger tricks?
What are maraschino cherries?
Why are my paperwhites tips brown?
How long does it take to gain muscle??
What does gad mean?
What are the signs of lung cancer?
How does darcey oake do his tricks?
How to know the differance between good quakity exhaust tips?
What is a diva cup?
What does it mean when a dog throw up?
What does meta mean in warzone?
How to work for instacart?
How to make homemade fries?
How to make origami heart??
What is the meaning of stratified?
What stores are open 24 hours near me?
How to do rollerskatiing tricks?
How to open nvidia overlay??
What does reference range not detected mean?
What does a solid yellow line mean?
What does furlough mean?
What is a foyer?
Who do you got meaning?
How satan tricks women with pretending his christ?
I have double jointed arms what are some tricks?
How to make biscuits and gravy?
How to become a chaplain?
What is the meaning of christmas spirit?
How many nerve endings in finger tips?
How to dive??
What are screen tips?
Mountain bike tricks how to?
How to cook dumplings??
What does mirrorless camera mean?
How to stake cardano??
How to find the value of x??
What is turning tricks mean?
What does an rn do?
How much makeup to make the best tips?
How to turn down a job offer??
Tips to stop eating when not hungry?
How to read piano sheet music?
What are swingers?
What is the meaning of antecedent?
Tips on how to lose weight?
What does bipoc means?
What is the capital of massachusetts?
What is meaning behind ring around the rosie?
What does cancelled mean?
How to get rid of soreness??
How to draw flowers??
What does turmeric help with?
How to buy floki?
What is the meaning of turkey on thanksgiving?
What is the meaning of diversity?
What does subluxed mean?
Chive video where husband tricks wife?
What is msm?
How to know if a mango is ripe?
What does wyll mean in texting?
What does ltl mean?
What other tricks are under f1 cars??
What is a ligand?
What do dreads mean?
What does vomitous mean?
What does fps stand for?
How to download music for free??
How to measure women's waist?
What does bigender mean?
Simpsons episode where homer tricks his family into going to a festival?
What does i got six and a possible meaning?
How to boot windows 10 in safe mode??
Digital art tips how to color?
How to check my credit score for free?
What are gifts on tiktok?
Tips and tricks to help someone wake up who cant seem to wake up?
How to make candied yams??
How to tell if a mango is ripe??
What does madam mean?
When breath becomes air meaning of life?
How to play multiplayer in elden ring?
How to depuff eyes??
What does the prostate do?
What does low wbc mean?
What is the meaning of the word christ?
Do you lose your virginity when you touch tips with another guy?
How to treat ant bites??
Websites where you get tips?
How to pronounce sza?
How to revive a succulent plant with red tips?
What is happening in canada?
What are twiblings?
What is the biblical meaning of 40?
Book where a crocodile tricks a girl?
How to hide number when calling??
How to pay tips to employees?
How long does chicken take to boil??
How long does it take for herpes to show up after exposure?
What does iterative mean?
How to do a vlookup?
What is tethering?
How to do easy tricks with a classic yo yo?
What are tips?
How to keep a mummy??
What is the meaning of khai?
What is the real meaning of valentine's day??
What does it mean when someone gives you butterflies?
How to make a house a home tips?
How long will it take to get my tax refund?
How to get rid of spiders in house?
How to get rid of post nasal drip?
What are oxtails?
What does fair trade mean?
What does qualities mean?
What food places are open on christmas?
What do idm mean in text?
How to start an essay?
How to spell hanukkah?
What does 50 effaced mean?
What does dumbfounded mean?
How long would it take to get to the sun??
What are cars made of?
How to do a french braid?
What does missent mean usps?
What does xmas mean?
What is the meaning of ur name?
What are tricks to getting cheap deals at harrah's casino in lake tahoe?
How long does it take to hear back from a job??
What does mon cheri mean?
How to know if you're depressed??
How to get leafeon in pokemon go??
Little alchemy how to make tree??
What does white butterfly mean?
What does roe v wade protect?
What are some good dieting tips?
How to see mutual friends on snapchat??
How to get tips certified for bartending?
How long does it take to get a master's degree??
What is the meaning of the song zombie?
What does the pinky finger mean in japan?
What age is preschool?
What do ofc mean?
How to relieve foot pain??
What does abducted mean?
What is the meaning of idk in chat?
What is the meaning of a poppy flower?
What is the meaning of shimmering?
How to seem irristable to a guy tricks that work?
What is relapse mean?
How to help finger tips burned by bleach?
How many hat tricks does toews have?
Tips and tricks how to attack red october fsctory?
What are multiples of 20?
What air fryers are being recalled?
How to increase rem sleep??
What does highlighted comment mean on youtube?
How to stop daily tips on greatcall?
What does lopez mean?
What does sell put mean?
What time does nathan chen skate?
How to dispute credit report??
Tricks on how to count days of month fast?
If your ear itches what does it mean?
How to stay focused tips?
Why do some auto tricks videos not play?
What is the meaning of redemption?
What meaning did beethoven supposedly provide for symphony no. 5's opening idea??
How to get into ketosis fast?
How to vectorize an image??
How to introduce yourself in an interview??
What does the name chloe mean?
What is the meaning of hitched?
What does shortness of breath feel like reddit?
What is plexus?
What does scout mean when she says, “…time was playing tricks on…?” her?
How to play pyramid solitaire??
Guinea pig noises and what they mean?
What does first degree murders mean?
What does butch mean?
- Train employees to recognize the warning signs of excessive exposure.
- Learn to recognize the symptoms and signs of carbon monoxide overexposure.
Share this article