Falling loads and mishandled equipment can seriously injure workers involved in
materials handling. This checklist offers general tips for keeping employees
safe while moving materials of any kind.
- Is there safe clearance for equipment through aisles and doorways?
- Are aisle ways designated, permanently marked and kept clear to allow
- Are motorized vehicles and mechanized equipment inspected daily or prior to
- Are vehicles shut off and brakes set prior to loading or unloading?
- When containers of combustibles or flammables are stacked while being
moved, are they always separated by dunnage sufficient to provide stability?
- Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or unloading operations
are taking place between vehicles and docks?
- Are trucks and trailers secured from movement during loading and unloading
- Are dock plates and loading ramps constructed and maintained with
sufficient strength to support imposed loading?
- Are hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?
- Are pallets usually inspected before being loaded or moved?
More information gives a CD-ROM, which offers good introductory help for
industrial environments dealing with manual material handling problems.
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