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Chapter 296-863 WAC

Last Update: 3/18/14

FORKLIFTS AND OTHER POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS

WAC Sections

Scope.
Design, construction, and equipment.
Make sure PITs meet design and construction requirements.
Meet these requirements when modifying or altering PITs.
Make sure PITs are properly labeled.
Protect operators from falling objects.
Provide fall protection on order pickers.
Provide directional lights on PITs when required.
Make sure liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fueled PITs meet these requirements.
Meet these requirements when converting gasoline fuel PITs to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel.
Inspection, repair, maintenance, and servicing.
Make sure PITs are in safe working condition.
Inspect your PITs.
Meet these requirements when repairing PITs.
Maintain your PITs properly.
Service gasoline fueled PITs safely.
Service liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fueled PITs safely.
Make sure battery charging areas are safe.
Service batteries for electric PITs safely.
Operations.
Protect employees around PITs.
Operate PITs safely.
Make sure PIT loads are carried safely.
Meet these requirements when the operator leaves the normal operating position.
Meet these requirements when operating near railroad tracks.
Meet this requirement when using motorized hand trucks.
Meet these requirements when using elevators.
Meet these requirements when using dockboards (bridge plates).
Meet these requirements when loading or unloading railroad cars with a PIT.
Meet these requirements when loading or unloading highway trucks with PITs.
Meet these additional requirements when operating liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fueled PITs.
Make sure work platforms and PITs used to lift people meet these requirements.
Operate PITs using elevated work platforms safely.
Hazardous (classified) locations.
Use the appropriate PITs in hazardous (classified) locations.
Training.
Make sure PIT operators are trained.
Retrain PIT operators as required.
Evaluate PIT operators performance.
Definitions.