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Proposed Revision of Standard on Articles for Forklift Trucks in Manufacturing Industries

제조업에서 지게차에 대한 안전보건 기준에 관한 규칙 개정 방안

  • Shin, Woonchul (Department of Safety Research, Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, KOSHA) ;
  • Rhee, Hongsuk (Department of Safety Research, Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, KOSHA) ;
  • Park, Jai Hak (Department of Safety Engineering, Chungbuk National University)
  • 신운철 (한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원) ;
  • 이홍석 (한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원) ;
  • 박재학 (충북대학교 안전공학과)
  • Received : 2013.03.30
  • Accepted : 2013.08.08
  • Published : 2013.08.31

Abstract

A forklift truck, commonly used for transporting heavy materials in manufacturing industries, etc., is a useful machine. However accidents occur frequently during the operation of the machine. In order to prevent accidents it is necessary to examine the current safety regulations on a forklift truck. Because the regulations have not revised for a long time, they do not reflect the rapidly changing environment of industries. Proposed revision of standard on articles for forklift trucks was presented after analysing the causes of occurred injuries, comparing domestic standards with international standards and examining the survey results. We analyzed the safety regulation articles and the injuries according to the type of work conducted with forklift. The major differences in safety regulations between Korea and the major foreign countries were investigated. The opinions of field workers on the safety regulations were surveyed using e-mail or interview. As a result, it was found that preventing workers from contacting with the forklift is very important. To prevent accident due to movement of a stopped forklift, actions are necessary to prevent slip of a forklift. Also supervision is required to make workers fasten safety belt and to prohibit workers from using a forklift for undesignated purpose.

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