Powered Industrial Trucks

Operating a powered industrial truck at UNH can lead to serious injuries to not only operators, but those working in proximity. To protect those employees required to operate powered industrial trucks the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a comprehensive standard, 29 CFR 1910.179, that outlines safe operating practices, inspection procedures and training requirements.

UNH Powered Industrial Truck Program

To protect operators and those employees that may work in proximity to areas where powered industrial trucks are or may be operated, UNH has developed a comprehensive program. The program establishes specific operating requirements for each specifc class of powered industrial truck in use at UNH, specifies the necessary inspection frequency for each powered industrial truck, and outlines the training requirements for each operator.

Support from OEHS

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is available to assist individual departments that use and operate powered industrial trucks. Assistance may include:

  • Training coordination;
  • Program review and audits; and
  • Periodic operator observations.

Additional Resources

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Contact Information

Brian Cournoyer, Occupational Health and Safety Manager
Phone: (603) 862-4761
Email: brian.cournoyer@unh.edu

Matthew Smith, Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
Phone: (603) 862-4266
Email: matthew.smith@unh.edu