Loading Dock Safety and Fall Prevention

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Dollar sign falling off unprotected loading dock
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The What: OSHA Safety Standards for Dock Equipment

In January 2017, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created new rules for save walking-working surfaces. The rules include requiring employers who operate loading docks to either equip "dockboards" with run-off guards or to demonstrate that there is no hazard of transfer vehicles from running off the dockboard edge. The OSHA definition of dockboards includes what are commonly referred to as dock levelers, as well as dockboards.

The Why: Safety Standards Protect Employers, Employees and Equipment

The idea is safety - to prevent people and equipment from falling over the edge, perhaps with a 'run-off guard', without creating additional hazards for humans or machinery. For example, if a run-off guard is installed on a dock leveler, running over it can cause a lift truck to topple.

The How: Training, and APS Dock Impact Barriers and Work Safe Gates

In addition to making sure that your loading dock employees are trained for safe operations on the loading dock, 'LODEM' recommends the use of dockboards and dock levelers that comply with the appropriate ANSH MH30.1/MH30.2 Standards.

Solutions for Creating a Safer Loading Dock

Dock Door Rail Protection

Forklift Pallet Crashing Dock Door Rail

Unprotected Dock Door Track

Dock Door Opening Protection

Forklift Pallet Crashing Off Dock

Unprotected Dock Opening

The Bottom line: Cisco's Here to Save the Day We're here to help!

Cisco provides authorized sales, installation and service for with APS Gates and Barriers that meet safety standards, and we can provide you with the materials you need to train your dock employees in the safe operation of the equipment. contact our friendly and knowledgable staff to guide you.

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© published 2018-03-01 15:42:56 updated 2022-08-15 15:29:47

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