3 Tips for a Safer Work Place

In an industrial setting where risk abounds it’s typically forklift operators and pedestrians that pay the ultimate price when proper precautions aren’t taken. Forklift safety is far-reaching and should be top of mind when: Loading or unloading cargo from trailers,where a vacant dock creates significant drop-off, and at an unmarked intersection or walkway.


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3 Tips for a Safer Work Place

3 Tips for a Safer Work Place
Rite-Hite encourages everyone to be aware of possible accidents related to forklift and pedestrian safety at the loading dock and inside the plant and take proper safety precautions.
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- 3 Safety Tips of the Month -

“More than anything else, safety depends on a combination of properly maintained equipment and the right training for people.” – Jim Radous, National Forklift Safety Day 2016 Chair

In an industrial setting where risk abounds it’s typically forklift operators and pedestrians that pay the ultimate price when proper precautions aren’t taken.
Forklift safety is far-reaching and should be top of mind when:

  1. Loading or unloading cargo from trailers
  2. Where a vacant dock creates significant drop-off
  3. At an unmarked intersection or walkway

See what National Forklift Safety Day 2016 Chair Jim Radous has to say about the importance of forklift safety as well as the goals of the third annual safety-focused event.

Contact your local rep for a personalized loading dock or in-plant safety assessment.

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Trailer Separation. An accident waiting to happen.

Don't be left vulnerable to lost productivity, workers compensation claims, damaged equipment, reduced morale, and - worst of all - worker fatality. Protect against devastating trailer separation accidents at your facility.

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Protect the Drop-Off. Before it's too late.

Vacant loading docks create a dangerous drop-off for workers. The issue isn't always addressed until after a serious accident has occured. Meet or exceed OSHA fall protection regulations at the dock before it's too late.

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Pedestrians. Watch for forklift traffic at all times.

When it comes to protecting people on a daily basis, a yellow line painted on the floor does not stop accidents from happening. A forklift moving at 4mph can injure an employee who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Safety Tip of the Month

Wheel Chocks vs. Vehicle Restraints

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Wheel chocks may not prevent trailer separation
Vehicle restraints help prevent all types of trailer separation accidents

Compliance with the OSHA wheel chock standard can create a false sense of security for truck drivers and dock attendants because wheel chocks are not designed to prevent trailer separation accidents at the loading dock. Trailer separation accidents are prevalent due to a lack of communication between truck driver and loading dock personnel. In addition, air-ride suspension trailers create extreme vertical and horizontal movement during the loading and unloading process.

The truth behind the chock:

  • They provide no communication between the truck and forklift driver.

  • They cannot protect against horizontal trailer creep resulting when the trailer shifts vertically and horizontally under the weight of a moving forklift.

  • Their effectiveness is hindered by weather conditions.

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