Docks Safety

Hazard: Injuries happen here when forklifts run off the dock, products fall on employees or equipment strikes a person.

Solutions:

  • Drive forklifts slowly on docks and dock plates;
  • Secure dock plates and check to see if the plate can safely support the load;
  • Keep clear of dock edges and never back up forklifts to the dock’s edge;
  • Provide visual warnings near dock edges;
  • Prohibit “dock jumping” by employees;
  • Make sure that dock ladders and stairs meet OSHA specifications.

 

Don’t ever forget, your family is counting on you to come home from work safe every day