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WAC 296-307-52031

What requirements apply to operating powered industrial trucks?

(1) No operator may drive a truck up to anyone standing in front of a fixed object.
(2) No one may stand or pass under the elevated portion of any truck, whether loaded or empty.
(3) Employers must not allow people to ride on powered industrial trucks unless a safe place to ride is provided.
(4) Employers must prohibit employees from placing any body parts between the uprights of the mast or outside the running lines of the truck.
(5) When an operator leaves a powered industrial truck unattended:
(a) The load must be fully lowered;
(b) The controls must be neutralized;
(c) The power must be shut off; and
(d) The brakes must be set.
(e) If the truck is parked on an incline, the wheels must be blocked.
A powered industrial truck is "unattended" when the operator is 25 feet or more away from the vehicle, which remains in view, or whenever the operator leaves the vehicle and it is not in view.
(6) When a truck operator is dismounted, within 25 feet of the truck, and still in view, the load must be fully lowered, the controls must be neutralized, and the brakes must be set to prevent movement.
(7) The operator must maintain a safe distance from the edge of ramps or platforms while operating on any elevated dock, or platform or freight car.
(8) There must be enough headroom for trucks to operate under overhead installations, lights, pipes, sprinkler systems, or other overhead projections.
(9) An active operator protection restraint device (such as a seatbelt or lap-bar) or system must be used, when provided.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, [49.17].040 and [49.17].050. WSR 00-01-176, § 296-307-52031, filed 12/21/99, effective 3/1/00. WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-52031, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-52031, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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