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Top Forklift Violations

Forklift safety violations consistently appear on OSHA’s list of Most Cited Standards. Below are the most common violations.

General Industry Violations:

1910.178(l)(1)(i) – Operator not properly trained (initial)
1910.178(l)(4)(i) – Operator not properly trained (refresher training)
1910.178(l)(6) – Not keeping safe distance from edge of platform
1910.178(p)(1) – Not taking defective truck out-of-operation
1910.178(q)(7) – Failing to properly inspect forklift before operation

Construction Violations:

1926.602(c)(1)(vi) – Non-compliance with ANSI B56.1-1969
1926.602(c)(1)(ii) – Modifications without manufacturer’s approval
1926.602(c)(1)(viii)(A) – Improper attachment of safety platform
1926.602(c)(1)(vii) – Allowing unauthorized personnel to ride forklift
1926.602(c)(1)(viii)(B) – No means for personnel on the platform to shut off power

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