Friday, January 18, 2013

Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation

I was researching information for elevating personnel with forklifts and found a reference to Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation. The site offers free downloads of a number of ANSI standards it has developed for design and use of powered trucks. A number of these standards are cited by OSHA when issuing General Duty Clause citations for Powered Trucks in areas not specifically covered by 29 CFR 1910.178. They are useful tools for the safety professional.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Respirator Training Video and Aids

OSHA has released a respirator safety training video. Run length is 9-10 minutes. There is also a video available from OSHA discussing the differences between masks and respirators. It is geared to the medical industry, but could be a valuable tool to answer the question, "why is this a respirator and not a dust mask?" Both videos can also be viewed at the DOL U-Tube channel.

More information can be found at OSHA's safety and health topics page.

The OSHA standard can be found here.