This policy outlines specific requirements to be followed when operating any powered industrial equipment.
OSHA (29 CFR 1910.178) requires that all employees who operate any Powered Industrial Equipment (PIE) such as motorized pallet trucks, forklifts, electric carts and other similar vehicles be instructed in the safe operation of these vehicles. Any employee who will operate powered industrial equipment as part of their work duties must demonstrate their ability to operate this equipment safely prior to their work assignment.
The Dartmouth PIE policy outlines specific requirements to be followed when operating any Powered Industrial Equipment. Following the proper procedures and training will make the work place safer and minimize the potential for occupational injury and/or accidents when operating this equipment.
Dartmouth PIE applies to all Dartmouth College Employees who will operate any powered industrial equipment as part of their work duties.
Departments who have job descriptions requiring the operation of powered industrial equipment must inform their employees of the training requirements and arrange for the training at no cost to the employee.
The effectiveness of the program will be evaluated on a regular basis (or as needed) by Environmental Health & Safety.
Departmental Requirements Subject to Audit: