Conducting a Daily Inspection of Powered Industrial Trucks
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2022-100
This document provides information on conducting a thorough daily inspection of a forklift/sit-down rider, consistent with OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.178 (q)(7), to reduce the likelihood of worker injuries during the use of powered industrial trucks (PITs).
Workers use PITs to move or lift materials in warehouses, retail, manufacturing facilities, dockyards, and construction sites. Section (q)(7) of the OSHA standard requires a daily inspection of PITs before they are placed in service, or after each shift for vehicles used on a round-the-clock basis. Employers must provide PIT operators with adequate training to properly conduct a PIT inspection.
The requirements of 29 CFR § 1910.178 are applicable to general industry workplaces. However, the information and recommendations in this document can be useful for construction, agricultural, longshore, maritime, and mining workplaces as well.
Conducting a Daily Inspection of Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift, Narrow-Aisle Reach Truck, Walkie Pallet Lift, and Tow Tractor/Tug) pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]
NIOSH . Conducting a daily inspection of powered industrial trucks (forklift, narrow-aisle reach trucks, walkie pallet lift, and tow tractor/tug). Workplace Solutions. By Hughes S, Bobick T, Afanuh S. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2022-100, https://doi.org/10.26616/NIOSHPUB2022100external icon