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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Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Every truck should also be equipped with the following: Stop when anyone crosses the route being travelled.
New CSA lift truck standard: your best practices guide to training and more
Workers were poorly trained; supervision was inadequate; and the work and workplace were not organized with safety in mind. Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts. N335 Subscribed to this document. The new standard is compatible with the CSA Z series of management standards.
You have to have a managed system that talks about, is it the right equipment b35 the job, are we using the right equipment, are we maintaining the equipment properly, how often are we maintaining it, do we have an inventory list of our equipment. You may delete a document from your Alert Profile at any time. Gas- petrol- or diesel-powered lift trucks should not be used where explosive concentrations of combustible dusts, flammable gases or flammable vapours may be b3355 or in areas where exhaust gases may accumulate creating a hazard of carbon monoxide poisoning, for example.
Analysis of the accidents in the Ministry’s study revealed a wide variety of immediate causes collisions, shifting loads, tip-oversbut generally the same root cause: Know how to properly enter and leave the vehicle.
The operating procedures should include a truck inspection to be carried out at the beginning of the truck operator’s shift. Comment on draft standards. Employers should ensure that the following measures are taken as a minimum: Consult your local occupational health and safety authorities for more information.
The values given in parentheses are for information only. The Canadian Standards Association also has a training standard Industrial Lift Truck Operator Training B[updated to B]which may be useful in designing or evaluating training programs.
A competent supervisor must also be able to identify unsafe acts and conditions and implement corrective measures. For each potential source of harm or injury noted in the hazard ca aboveprepare written rules and procedures for preventing accidents and injuries.
Safety Program: Guideline for Safe Operation of Powered Lift Trucks | Ontario Ministry of Labour
Hazard Identification Clause 25 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…. To protect operators and other workers, every lift truck should have clearly displayed information showing the maximum rated load and the variation of the rated safe load capacity with the reach of the equipment.
Employers should ensure that the following measures are taken as a minimum:. Both workers and supervisors should be involved in the hazard identification process. Legends to equations and figures are considered requirements. Comment on draft standards Influence national and international standards development by commenting on draft standards online. In practical terms, the following measures and procedures should be carried out:.
Ensure that the fire exits, stairways, and fire equipment are not blocked by the truck or the load. And “the three-year requirement becomes secondary to the legislative requirement of the province,” says Leon.
Operate a lift truck that does not have capacity rating information. What this entails in practice is explained in Section 4 of this Guideline.
b3335 As a minimum, employers should ensure that the following existing regulatory requirements are complied with: Travel with the load raised more than ten centimetres 4 inches from the floor. Training Clause 25 2 a of the OHSA places an obligation on an employer to “provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker”.
Overhead and side clearances fsa loading docks, through doorways and in rooms are adequate to permit the safe operation of the lift truck. Floors, aisles and passageways are kept clear and free of hazards.
Skip to content Ontario. This standard is not included in any packages. Supervision Clause 25 2 c of the OHSA states that an employer must appoint a cza person as a supervisor. If the document is revised or amended, you will be notified by email. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Influence national and international standards development by commenting on draft standards online. Additional circumstances that trigger retraining: Operate a forklift smoothly when stopping, starting, lifting and tilting.
Steps must therefore be taken to ensure that the fire hazard designation, carrying capacity, reach capabilities and the features of the lift truck selected to do a job are suitable for the types of loads to be handled, the terrain over which loads will be carried, the atmospheric conditions in the workplace and the design of the workplace.
Some jurisdictions specify that only a “competent” or “authorized” person may operate powered lift trucks and others may specify a minimum operator age e. Clause 25 2 a of the B353 places an obligation on an employer to “provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health cza safety of the worker”. So that you know what has to be on your preventative maintenance program. An employer has a clear cda to establish the competence of the worker who is to operate a powered lift truck, either through training or in some other way.
Allow unauthorized persons to operate the vehicle. Search all fact sheets: The following measures are suggested:. Operate at a safe speed, taking into consideration all conditions. Integrating health and safety into your workplace.