Operate PITs safely.

(1) You must operate PITs according to the manufacturer's instructions.
(2) You must make sure PIT operators do all of the following:
(a) Obey all traffic regulations, including authorized workplace speed limits;
(b) Yield the right of way to ambulances, fire trucks, and other vehicles in emergency situations;
(c) Keep a safe distance of approximately three truck lengths from the PIT ahead;
(d) Look in the direction they are going and keep a clear view of their path of travel;
(e) Slow down and sound the horn at cross aisles and other locations where vision is obstructed;
(f) Do not pass other PITs traveling in the same direction at intersections, blind spots, or other dangerous locations;
(g) Keep a safe distance from the edge of ramps or platforms while on any of the following:
(i) Elevated docks;
(ii) Elevated platforms;
(iii) Freight cars.
(3) You must make sure operators keep PITs under control at all times, including doing all of the following:
(a) Drive at a speed that allows the PIT to be stopped safely;
(b) Drive more slowly on wet or slippery floors;
(c) Reduce speed to a safe level while turning;
(d) Avoid driving over loose objects.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 17-18-075, § 296-863-40010, filed 9/5/17, effective 10/6/17; WSR 04-19-051, § 296-863-40010, filed 9/14/04, effective 2/1/05.]
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