Fall protection standards and compliance with safety regulations have long been concerns in the construction industry. But starting this month, these regulations are not just for construction anymore. In November 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new “final rule” on “Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems).” Photo by Luis Llerena
I think you would agree with me that loading dock safety is an important issue in the work environment. Slips, spills, and crashes can cause loss of productivity, damaged goods and employee fatalities. Loading docks are an area often overlooked. Operations are typically fast paced. Employees focus on the product and the logistical aspects of getting the deliveries out the door more so than where they are in the warehouse and what they are watching for. Forklift accidents still remain as one of the top causes of workplace related injury.