Top 5 Loading Dock Hazards in Your Supply Chain

The loading dock is a dynamic environment that can be harsh and demanding, both inside and outside of the facility walls. Inadequate, damaged or non-existing equipment; outdated practices; and lack of communication create substantial risks for your employees and your bottom line. Learn about the Top 5 Loading Dock Hazards in your supply chain and how to protect against them before they happen.


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Top 5 Loading Dock Hazards in Your Supply Chain

Top 5 Loading Dock Hazards in Your Supply Chain
Discover the most common risks that are lurking at your loading dock and how to prevent them before they can hurt you or your employees.
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WHAT'S JEOPARDIZING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN AT THE LOADING DOCK?

The loading dock is a dynamic environment that can be harsh and demanding, both inside and outside of the facility walls. Inadequate, damaged or non-existing equipment; outdated practices; and lack of communication create substantial risks for your employees and your bottom line.

Learn about the Top 5 Loading Dock Hazards in your supply chain and how to protect against them before they happen:

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Cargo Theft. The costliest crime in America.

Warehouses and distribution centers are the most common locations where cargo theft occurs, according to CargoNet. Learn about cargo theft at the loading dock and how you can help protect your company’s assets and reputation.

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Supply Chain Security. A critical concern.

Product spoilage, contamination, and compromised employee safety can result from an improperly designed loading dock. The consequences may be a costly product recall or a damaged reputation. Defend against these threats.

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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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Full-Time Communication. What you can't see can hurt.

With an overwhelming number of control panels and signs (or the lack thereof), unclear communication can present a dangerous challenge at the loading dock. Elevate safety and communication at the loading dock.

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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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Loading Dock Leveler Efficiency and Safety

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Protecting the drop-off with the Safe-T-Lip in the stored position. Safe-T-Lip is lowered for unobstructed end-load access.

Many of our clients call for a pit-style loading dock leveler that can maximize productivity during loading and unloading by providing unobstructed end-load access. They’re also interested in blocking the drop-off during down time to increase forklift/operator safety.

One of the nation’s largest breweries recently installed a series of hydraulic pit-style levelers with Rite-Hite’s exclusive Safe-T-Lip® feature. This has helped them meet the safety and productivity demands mentioned above.


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