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OSHA Trailer Inspection Fact Sheet


Inspection of Suspension-Type Highway Trailers Prior to Loading and Unloading with Powered Industrial Trucks

The purpose of this Technical Information Bulletin is:

  1. To alert employers and employees regarding the need to inspect suspension-type highway trailers to ensure that the trailers will support powered industrial trucks during loading and unloading operations; and
  2. To provide a list of inspection check points for employers and employees to use in order to determine whether it is safe to use powered industrial trucks for loading and unloading such trailers.


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