June – Warehouse Dock Safety
Prevention and Reducing Risks
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
Injuries happen here when forklifts run off the dock, products fall on employees or equipment strikes a person.