Other Voices: Safety at the loading dock
- Posted by: exceladmin
- Category: Accident Prevention, Loading Dock Safety
Safety should always be a top priority for any business, but a company with loading docks should be particularly adherent to safety rules and regulations. Taking precautionary measures to prevent any accidents at the loading dock will create a safer working environment and reduce costs.
The American Supply Association reports that 25% of all industrial accidents occur at the loading dock, many of which are associated with the use of forklift trucks. According to OSHA, 96,785 forklift accidents at the workplace were reported in 2015. Of those, almost 35,000 (36%) caused either a serious injury or death. Many of these accidents are due to the forklift falling or driving over the edge of a loading dock. So how can this beprevented?