CSA B335 04 PDF

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released a third edition of their The new CSA Safety Standard B is a comprehensive. Employers now have a new tool for ensuring safe lift truck operation, courtesy of CSA B Safety standard for lift trucks. This is the third edition of CSA B, Safety standard for lift trucks. It supersedes the previous editions- published in and This Standard specifies the.

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The operator should not: Note h335 that affects the normal operation of the forklift and tell the supervisor immediately. To be most effective, operator training should be part of a larger comprehensive powered-lift-truck safety program.

Forklift Trucks – Professional Operator

Hazard Identification Clause 25 2 d of the Occupational Health and Safety Act OHSA requires an employer to “acquaint a worker or a person in authority over a worker with any hazard in the work…. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Training Clause 25 2 a of the OHSA places an obligation on an employer to “provide information, instruction and supervision to a worker to protect the health or safety of the worker”. The new standard is compatible with the CSA Z series of management standards. Influence national and international standards development by commenting on draft standards online. Analysis of the accidents in the Ministry’s study revealed a wide variety of immediate causes collisions, shifting loads, tip-oversbut generally the same root cause: A competent supervisor must also be able to identify unsafe acts and conditions and implement corrective measures.

If the document is revised or amended, you will be notified by email. Comment on draft standards. Standards Subscriptions from ANSI provides a money-saving, multi-user solution for accessing standards. This Standard also outlines recommended qualifications for trainers and maintenance technicians. Employers should ensure that the following measures are taken as a minimum:. Your Alert Profile lists the documents that will be monitored.


The development and implementation of a program to address these problems is an obvious first step towards improving powered-lift-truck safety. Facility Design Poor workplace design can contribute to accidents and injuries. Additional circumstances that trigger retraining: The operator should also examine the chains and mast; check for damage or leaks; and inspect the condition of the lift mechanism.

Forklift Trucks – Professional Operator : OSH Answers

Do a visual and operational check of the forklift at the start of the shift. While it may be tempting to see truck operators as responsible for accidents and thus better training for them as the way to safe lift truck operations, it is important to recognize that training, although essential, will not be enough to eliminate accidents.

Skip to content Ontario. The joint health and safety committee or health and safety representative, where there is one, along with supervisors and workers should all be involved not only in the development of rules and procedures to prevent injuries, but in identifying the causes of accidents and “near misses”, and the monitoring of lift-truck-safety improvements. Search all fact sheets: Stay in the truck in case of overturn. The OHSAin clause 25 1 bplaces a general duty on employers to ensure that equipment is maintained in good condition.

Operating Procedures As a minimum, employers should ensure that the following existing regulatory requirements are complied with: You can download and open this file to your own computer but DRM prevents opening this file on another computer, including a networked server.


What this entails in practice is explained in Section 4 of this Guideline. Comment on draft standards Influence national and international standards development by commenting on draft standards online. Although the employer is responsible for implementation of the program, it will likely be more effective if all the workplace parties are involved in its development.

A Ministry of Labour inspector who comes to your workplace and finds deficiencies in your lift truck safety program won’t cite the standard, says Leon. Remain alert and prepare for the unexpected.

The repair and maintenance should focus on worker safety, not just for the truck’s load-handling characteristics, but for all aspects of the truck’s operations. A checklist, to facilitate this cda inspection, should be developed.

Legends to equations and figures are considered requirements. Travel with the load raised more than ten centimetres 4 inches from the floor.

Any defects should be reported to the operator’s supervisor. Both the previous and new version require operators to be trained to the level of competency, “but the training requirements in the new standard spell out how instruction is to be conveyed and evaluated,” explains Leon. Better still, says Leon, “You need to have a mechanical material handling managed system.

The operating procedures should include a truck inspection to be carried out at the beginning of the truck operator’s shift. Leave the vehicle unattended while running or loaded.