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Training for Teamsters Pipeline Members In Pennsylvania, July 20


The Teamsters National Pipeline Training Fund, Local 261 of New Castle, PA, Local 377 of Youngstown, OH and Associated Pipe Line Contractors, Inc. will sponsor an OSHA Powered Industrial Truck Safety Training & Certification (29 CFR 1910.178) for Class VII – Rough Terrain Forklifts  on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Associate’s  yard in Edinburg, PA.

Forklifts are powerful machines that help us move heavy materials more quickly and efficiently, but this also makes these vehicles potentially dangerous to operate. Second only to highway accidents, powered industrial truck accidents are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the Logistics industry.

Specific topics and industry best practices covered in this course include:

·         Training Requirements – Operator forklift safety training required by OSHA

·         Types and Fundamentals – The differing types and fundamentals of powered trucks

o    Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to operate.

o    Differences between the truck and the automobile.

o    Truck controls and instrumentation: where they are located, what they do, and how they work.

·         Operating the Forklift – The basic operating rules and safe work practices

o    Engine or motor operation.

o    Steering and maneuvering.

o    Visibility (including restrictions due to loading).

o    Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations.

o    Vehicle capacity.

o    Vehicle stability.

o    Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform.

o    Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries.

o    Operating limitations.

·         Understanding the Workplace – How workplace conditions can affect safe operation

o    Surface conditions where the vehicle will be operated.

o    Composition of loads to be carried and load stability.

o    Load manipulation, stacking, and unstacking.

o    Pedestrian traffic in areas where the vehicle will be operated.

o    Narrow aisles and other restricted places where the vehicle will be operated.

o    Hazardous (classified) locations where the vehicle will be operated.

o    Ramps and other sloped surfaces that could affect the vehicle’s stability.

o    Closed environments and other areas where insufficient ventilation or poor vehicle maintenance could cause a buildup of carbon monoxide or diesel exhaust.

o    Other unique or potentially hazardous environmental conditions in the workplace that could affect safe operation

DATE: Sunday, July 20, 2014

TIME: Class will start promptly at 8:00 a.m.

LOCATION: 612 Martin Kelly Spear Road, Edinburg, PA  16132

*For further information contact:  Norm Bouley, Steward,  (617) 413-4633