Hazard alert: Em7-3/4-2016E-PDF

loading and unloading flatbed trucks at shipping and receiving.

"A number of serious incidents have occurred whereby truck drivers were fatally injured or suffered amputations when unstable freight fell from a flatbed trailer and struck the driver. These accidents occurred during loading or unloading operations at sites not under the control of the driver’s employer, and when motorized material handling equipment was being operated by employees of the sites receiving the material. Drivers have a vital role in the proper loading of their trucks, because they are responsible for the road-worthiness and stability of the load. Unstable loads may consist of pipe, timber, or other materials"--Background, p. [1].

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Department/Agency Employment and Social Development Canada. Labour Program.
Title Hazard alert
Subtitle loading and unloading flatbed trucks at shipping and receiving.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Alerte au danger: chargement et déchargement de camions à plateau sur le lieu d'expédition et de livraison.
Date [2016?]
Number of Pages [2] p.
Catalogue Number
  • Em7-3/4-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Occupational safety, Occupational accidents