Powered industrial trucks test. - OSHA 1910.178 week of ______________________ 2016

(circle the correct answer)


Company:________________________ Instructor: ____________________________






(1) The user shall see that all nameplates and markings are in place and are maintained in a legible condition. T F

(2) Where general lighting is dim (less than 2 lumens per square foot), auxiliary directional lighting shall be provided on the truck. T F


(3) The brakes of highway trucks (tractor trailers) shall be set and wheel chocks placed under the rear wheels to prevent the trucks from rolling while they are boarded with powered industrial trucks forklifts). T F


(4) Wheel stops or other recognized positive protection shall be provided to prevent railroad cars from moving during loading or unloading operations. T F


(5) Trucks shall not be driven up to anyone standing in back of a bench or other fixed object. T F


(6) No person shall be allowed to stand or pass under the elevated portion of any truck, whether loaded or empty. T F


(7) The employer shall prohibit arms or legs from being placed between the uprights of the mast or outside the running lines of the truck. T F


(8) When a powered industrial truck is left unattended, load engaging means shall be fully lowered, controls shall be neutralized, power shall be shut off, and brakes set. T F


(9) Wheels shall be clocked if the truck is parked on an incline. T F


(10) A powered industrial truck is unattended when the operator is _______________________, or whenever the operator leaves the vehicle and it is not in his view.


a) 12 ft. or more away from the vehicle which remains in his view


b) 5 ft. or more away from the vehicle which remains in his view


c) 25 ft. or more away from the vehicle which remains in his view


d) 50 ft. or more away from the vehicle which remains in his view


(11) When the operator of an industrial truck is dismounted and within 25 ft. of the truck still in his view, the load engaging means shall be fully lowered, controls neutralized, and the brakes set to prevent movement. T F


(12) Brakes shall be set and wheel blocks shall be in place to prevent movement of trucks, trailers, or railroad cars while loading or unloading. Fixed jacks may be necessary to support a semitrailer during loading or unloading when the trailer is not coupled to a tractor.



(13) An overhead guard shall be used as protection against falling objects. T F


(14) A load backrest extension shall be used whenever necessary to minimize the possibility of the load or part of it from falling rearward. T F


(15) The driver shall be required to slow down and sound the horn at cross aisles and other locations where vision is obstructed. If the load being carried obstructs forward view, the driver shall be required to travel with the load trailing. T F


(16) Railroad tracks shall be crossed diagonally wherever possible. Parking closer than 8 feet from the center of railroad tracks is prohibited. T F


(17) The driver shall be required to look in the direction of, and keep a clear view of the path of travel.



(18) When ascending or descending grades in excess of 30 percent, loaded trucks shall be driven with the load upgrade. T F


(19) On all grades the load and load engaging means shall be tilted back if applicable, and raised only as far as necessary to clear the road surface. T F


(20) Stunt driving and _________________ shall not be permitted.


a) spitting


b) horseplay


c) drinking sodas


d) thinking


(21) The driver shall be required to slow down for wet and slippery floors. T F


(22) Dockboards or bridgeplates, shall be properly secured before they are driven over. Dockboard or bridgeplates shall be driven over carefully and slowly and their rated capacity never exceeded.



(23) Elevators shall be approached slowly, and then entered squarely after the elevator car is properly leveled. Once on the elevator, the controls shall be neutralized, power shut off, and the brakes set.



(24) Non-motorized hand trucks (pallet jacks) must enter elevator or other confined areas with load end forward.



(25) Only loads within the rated capacity of the truck shall be handled. T F


(26) Extreme care shall be used when tilting the load forward or backward, particularly when high tiering. Tilting forward with load engaging means elevated shall be prohibited except to pick up a load.



(27) If at any time a powered industrial truck is found to be in need of repair, defective, or in any way unsafe, the truck shall be taken out of service until it has been restored to safe operating condition.



(28) Fuel tanks can be filled while the engine is running. Spillage shall be avoided. T F


(29) Any power-operated industrial truck not in safe operating condition shall be removed from

service. All repairs shall be made by authorized personnel. T F


(30) Industrial trucks shall not be altered so that the relative positions of the various parts are different from what they were when originally received from the manufacturer, nor shall they be altered either by the addition of extra parts not provided by the manufacturer or by the elimination of any parts, �



(31) Modifications and additions which affect capacity and safe operation shall not be performed by the customer or user without manufacturer�s prior written approval. Capacity, operation, and maintenance instruction plates, tags, or decals shall be changed accordingly. T F


(32) Industrial trucks shall be examined before being placed in service, and shall not be placed in if the examination shows any condition adversely affecting the safety of the vehicle. Such examination shall be made at least weekly. Where industrial trucks are used on a round-the-clock they shall be examined each day. T F

(33) List the two things that you can do with a forklift in a construction area that you can not do in a general area or in a manufacturing area.



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