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Loading Dock Safety Safety Trainer From: BLR & Horizon Goodwill Safety Committee.

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1 Loading Dock Safety Safety Trainer From: BLR & Horizon Goodwill Safety Committee

2 12 Slides2 Loading Dock Surfaces, Equipment, and Procedures Can Be Hazardous Slipping or tripping on wet, oily, or broken floor surfaces. Slipping or tripping on wet, oily, or broken floor surfaces. Falling off dock edges Falling off dock edges Injuries from falls or unsecured dock plates Injuries from falls or unsecured dock plates Injuries resulting from unchocked trailer wheels Injuries resulting from unchocked trailer wheels Hazards include :

3 12 Slides3 Loading Dock Surfaces, Equipment, and Procedures Can Be Hazardous Illness or unconsciousness from inhaling carbon monoxide from trucks. Illness or unconsciousness from inhaling carbon monoxide from trucks. Back injuries from improper lifting and carrying. Back injuries from improper lifting and carrying. Injuries from careless behavior around forklifts and other vehicles. Injuries from careless behavior around forklifts and other vehicles. Continued…

4 12 Slides4 Keep Floors Clean, Dry, and in Good Condition Place containers, packaging, tools, and other materials safely out of walking and driving areas. Place containers, packaging, tools, and other materials safely out of walking and driving areas. Clean up and properly dispose of trash. Clean up and properly dispose of trash. - Place oily rags or other combustible - Place oily rags or other combustible trash in closed containers. trash in closed containers.

5 12 Slides5 Keep Floors Clean, Dry, and in Good Condition Clean up any spills immediately. Clean up any spills immediately. - Alert trained responders to major spills. - Alert trained responders to major spills. - Follow material safety data sheet - Follow material safety data sheet for cleaning up a chemical spill. for cleaning up a chemical spill. - Watch out for dripping rain, melting ice, etc. - Watch out for dripping rain, melting ice, etc. Report any cracked or broken concrete or other flooring. Report any cracked or broken concrete or other flooring. Continued …

6 12 Slides6 Keep Dock Plates in Place Check dock plate load capacity to be sure it can handle your load. Check dock plate load capacity to be sure it can handle your load. Secure movable dockboards in position, so they won’t slip. Secure movable dockboards in position, so they won’t slip. Slide-don’t drop-dock plates into position. Slide-don’t drop-dock plates into position.

7 12 Slides7 Take Precautions to Prevent Falls Walk, don’t run, on loading docks. Walk, don’t run, on loading docks. -Don’t fool around or push someone, -Don’t fool around or push someone, even as a joke. even as a joke. Stay away from loading dock edges. Stay away from loading dock edges. Don’t jump onto or off a loading dock. Don’t jump onto or off a loading dock. Wear sturdy shoes with nonskid soles that support both the foot and ankle. Wear sturdy shoes with nonskid soles that support both the foot and ankle. Watch where you’re going. Watch where you’re going.

8 12 Slides8 Work Safely With Truck & Trailers Check that truck and trailer wheels are chocked before loading or unloading. Check that truck and trailer wheels are chocked before loading or unloading. Make sure drivers turn off their motors to prevent carbon monoxide exposure. Make sure drivers turn off their motors to prevent carbon monoxide exposure. - Invisible and odorless, carbon monoxide can be fatal. - Invisible and odorless, carbon monoxide can be fatal.

9 12 Slides9 Load and Unload Correctly to Prevent Injuries Use forklifts, dollies, and other aids or get help rather than lifting by yourself whenever possible. Use forklifts, dollies, and other aids or get help rather than lifting by yourself whenever possible. -Never try to lift skids and pallets alone. -Never try to lift skids and pallets alone. When you do lift, bend your knees and keep you back straight so your legs do the work (not your back). When you do lift, bend your knees and keep you back straight so your legs do the work (not your back).

10 12 Slides10 Load and Unload Correctly to Prevent Injuries Wear snug-fitting gloves that provide good grip when lifting, loading, and unloading. Wear snug-fitting gloves that provide good grip when lifting, loading, and unloading. Load hand trucks with heavy objects on the bottom and weight forward over the axle. Load hand trucks with heavy objects on the bottom and weight forward over the axle. Balance and secure hand truck loads; keep load height at a level you can see over. Balance and secure hand truck loads; keep load height at a level you can see over. Continued …

11 12 Slides11 Be Alert to Other Vehicles, Workers, and Materials Don’t try to ride on a forklift or distract the operator. Don’t try to ride on a forklift or distract the operator. Get out of the way when a forklift horn sounds. Get out of the way when a forklift horn sounds. Pay attention to materials on the dock that could fall or roll. Pay attention to materials on the dock that could fall or roll. Wear eye protection, and hearing protection when required to protect against flying objects or noise. Wear eye protection, and hearing protection when required to protect against flying objects or noise.

12 12 Slides12 Additional Information Look for more information on Loading Dock Safety and all safety topics from: Look for more information on Loading Dock Safety and all safety topics from: –The Safety Information section of the Employees Only website – , by sending a request to: –Department or Location Bulletin Boards –Your Supervisor –A Safety Committee member


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