|Chapter 6140 Material Handling Equipment Program|
Jefferson Lab recognizes that safe operation of material handling equipment depends on the skills of the operator and the condition of the equipment. This Material Handling Equipment Program includes minimum requirements for training; inspection and maintenance, procurement, and access to this type of equipment to ensure safe operation.
Jefferson Lab bases this program on DOE-STD-1090-2011: Hoisting and Rigging Standard (Formerly Hoisting and Rigging Manual) and other standards contained in the ES&H Manual Chapter 2410 Appendix T1 Hazard Issues List.
This chapter and its associated appendices apply to powered industrial vehicles such as fork lifts; overhead and mobile cranes; and rigging equipment owned or operated on behalf of Jefferson Lab. Training and operation requirements apply to everyone at Jefferson Lab.
T1 Training Requirements for Material Handling Equipment
Jefferson Lab requires material handling operators to be approved by their supervisor/SOTR and trained and/or approved by the MHM in the proper operation of the machines and associated equipment. ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T1 Training Requirements for Material Handling Equipment provides the general training requirements for all material handling equipment owned or used on behalf of Jefferson Lab
T2 Procurement of Material Handling Equipment
Jefferson Lab requires that procurements or leases; and related repair and maintenance services for material handling equipment (including: forklifts, cranes, hoists, attachments, contracted equipment, subcontracted services), follow the procedure provided ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T2 Procurement of Material Handling Equipment.
T3 Inspection and Maintenance Procedure for Material Handling Equipment
Jefferson Lab routinely inspects and maintains the material handling equipment used on its behalf. ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T3 Inspection and Maintenance Procedure for Material Handling Equipment provides the procedure for this requirement. Inspection and maintenance activities are based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers national standards.
T4 Access Restrictions to Material Handling Equipment
Access to material handling equipment is controlled through the use of engineered and/or administrative controls (key box and/or group leaders). The MHM authorizes access to specific equipment by qualified operators who have completed the required training in accordance with ES&H Manual Chapter 6140 Appendix T4 Access Restriction to Material Handling Equipment.
Note: Management authority may be delegated to a task qualified Jefferson Lab employee at the discretion of the responsible manager.
Material Handling Manager (MHM)
Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer's Technical Representative (SOTR)
Jefferson Lab Qualified Operators
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