Loading Dock Safety
A loading dock can be a very busy place. It's an area where trucks, trailers, workers and materials handling equipment all come together, loading and unloading, lifting and carrying and positioning and stacking. A loading dock full of hustle and bustle is a sign of a healthy business, but these conditions also increase hazards and cause a tragic number of injuries and fatalities every year. Employees need to understand the hazards that they can encounter while working on a loading dock and know the equipment and safe practices they should use to avoid them. This program reminds employees that they can prevent accidents and injuries on loading docks by using appropriate equipment and following safe work practices. Topics include staying alert on loading docks, preventing slips, trips and falls, docking transport vehicles, securing docked vehicles, trailer tipover/early departure and operating forklifts and motorized pallet jacks safely.