For this assignment, your
boss has asked you to focus solely on forklift safety.
Using what you have
learned about controlling hazardous energy, write a step-by-step procedure on
how to prepare a forklift for maintenance (zero energy). Your procedure must be
at least one page in length, while being descriptive enough that someone else could
use it to perform the work safely on the equipment.
Finally, on a separate
page, you will need to prove to your boss that you can correctly calculate the
safe load capacity when using a forklift. Your boss has provided with OSHA load
composition document to assist you. Click the link below to access this
Occupational Safety and
Health Administration. (n.d.). Load handling: Load composition. Retrieved from
Your company has four
forklifts used in the warehouse. Two forklifts have a 4,000 pound capacity at a
28 inches load center and two forklift have a 6,000 pound capacity at a 34
inches load center. Your warehouse regularly handle palletized loads with load
centers of 34, 38 and 40 inches. You will need to show your calculations and
answers for each of these forklifts.
Your total report back to
your boss must be a total of two pages (one for the procedure and the other
showing your calculations for the safe load capacities for the company’s
forklifts), not including title and reference pages.
You must follow APA
guidelines throughout the assignment. All sources used, including the textbook,
must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying