Unloading Pallets from a Trailer with a Powered-Pallet Mover

October 2014
Ergonomic Solutions for Retailers – DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-100


Ergonomic Solutions For Retailers

Figure 1 shows an employee unloading a trailer stocked with pallets of merchandise using a powered-pallet mover with a riding platform. Although, the device reduces the risk of material handling injuries, it does pose an added risk of a contact-with-object injury, such as bumping into the side of the trailer. Training is required to enable the operator with a loaded pallet to move safely across the loading dock’s threshold into the facility’s receiving area.

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