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61.5 Operations and Maintenance
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The use and selection of powered industrial trucks shall comply with Section 10.17. [30B:8.2.1]
Only trained and authorized operators shall be allowed to operate powered industrial trucks. [30B:8.2.2]
If the type of load handled presents a hazard of backward falls, the powered industrial truck shall be equipped with a vertical load backrest extension. [30B:22.214.171.124]
For loads that are elevated above the mast of the truck, the backrest extension shall reach at least halfway into the uppermost pallet load. [30B:126.96.36.199]
In areas where flammable gases or flammable vapors might be present, precautions shall be taken to prevent ignition by eliminating or controlling sources of ignition. Sources of ignition include, but are not limited to, the following:
The permit shall be issued by a person in authority following an inspection of the area to assure that proper precautions have been taken and will be followed until completion of the work. [30B:188.8.131.52]
Filled or partly filled aerosol containers shall be separated from all other rubbish and trash. [30B:8.5.1]
A written and documented preventive maintenance program shall be developed for equipment, machinery, and processes that are critical to fire-safe operation of the facility. [30B:8.6.1]
Items in this inspection schedule shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
Vent closure maintenance shall be performed after every act of nature or process upset condition to ensure that the closure has not been physically damaged and there are no obstructions, including but not limited to snow, ice, water, mud, or process material, that could lessen or impair the efficiency of the vent closure. [68:11.10.1]
An inspection shall be performed in accordance with 11.4.4 of NFPA 68 after every process maintenance turnaround. [68:11.10.2]
Process interlocks, if provided, shall be verified. [68:11.10.4]
Known potential ignition sources shall be inspected and maintained. [68:11.10.5]
Records shall be kept of any maintenance and repairs performed. [68:11.10.6]
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