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Protect yourself from falling objects.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-25-2008, 2008 Nov; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044718
Abstract
Hazard: Simply opening your trailer doors can put you at risk for a serious injury. Solution: Unlock and open one side at a time. Stand behind the door while opening. You can protect yourself from load shift. Make sure all goods are shrink-wrapped, strapped on the pallet or secured to side wall. Secure the load using a cargo bar, Velcro strapping, or webbing. Unlock and open one trailer door at a time. Shield yourself from falling cargo by standing behind the door.Don't try to catch falling cargo or boxes. Many workers' compensation claims are caused by falling cargo.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20081125
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Protect yourself from falling objects
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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