Hazard Recognition around Loading Dock Areas

This course was developed from funding received through the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant. It discusses the importance of finding, recognizing, and fixing hazards in the loading dock and shipping & receiving areas of a business. Many of the lessons learned in this ½ day 4-hour course can be applied throughout the business operations.

Hazard Recognition around Loading Dock Areas


The material covers mobile equipment safety, control of hazardous energy (lock out tag out), fire safety & housekeeping, hazard communication, and personal protective equipment. These course materials are available for you to download and use with your workforce.

If you have any questions or would like more information about these training materials please contact ISRI Safety at isrisafety@isri.org.

This material was produced under grant number SH-05114-SH9 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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