If you are in the business of moving freight, your drivers are going to encounter a loading dock at some point in time. Loading docks are essential to the transportation industry. But with 25 percent of all industrial accidents occurring at loading docks, they are a hazard that your OSHA driver training needs to address. This infographic from Verduyn Tarps has 10 tips about loading dock safety.
Loading docks have a variety of hazards from moving power equipment, pedestrians, hydraulic equipment and large commercial vehicles, it is easy to see why such a large number of accidents happen at loading docks.
The following dock safety infographic has some useful information about protecting drivers, workers and visitors when working in or around loading docks. It includes tips about how to keep your vehicle secure, how to use all the equipment safely and how to protect yourself by wearing the correct personal protective equipment.
You can also check out the following courses and resources from ITI:
- 52 Tips to Avoid Backing and Docking crashes
- Trailer Loading and Unloading
- Cargo Securement for Dry Vans
- Driver Injury Prevention Training