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Truck-specific
  • OSHA requires employees to be trained on the specific type of PIT they will be operating.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation outlines several Powered Industrial Truck (PIT)-related topics:

  • Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions for the types of truck the operator will be authorized to operate;
  • Differences between the truck and the automobile;
  • Truck controls and instrumentation (where they are located, what they do, and how they work);
  • Engine and motor operation;
  • Steering and maneuvering;
  • Visibility (including restrictions due to loading);
  • Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use limitations;
  • Vehicle capacity;
  • Vehicle stability;
  • Any vehicle inspection and maintenance that the operator will be required to perform;
  • Refueling and/or charging and recharging of batteries;
  • Operating limitations; and
  • Any other operating instructions, warnings, or precautions listed in the operator’s manual for the types of vehicle that the employee is being trained to operate.