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Lift Trucks In The Warehouse

Lift Trucks In The Warehouse Explain dangers Many workers have been injured by lift trucks in situations like the following. • A lift truck was unintentionally driven off a loading dock. • A lift truck fell between the dock and an unsecured trailer. • A worker was struck by a lift truck when it was […]

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Tarping Loads

Tarping Loads A flatbed driver was covering a load of steel with a large tarp. While pulling hard on the tarp to unfold it, he felt a sudden pain in his right shoulder. This injury resulted in extensive therapy and several days off work. Explain dangers Covering a load with tarps and removing them afterwards […]

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Securing Loads

Securing Loads Explain dangers If a load isn’t properly secured on your vehicle, it can severely injure you during loading and unloading. Risk factors for operators when securing loads include the following: • Overexertion injuries • Being struck by parts of the load • Slips and falls—either when working at heights or from the ground […]

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Dump Trucks – Workers in Vicinity

Dump trucks—Workers in vicinity Explain dangers Dump trucks have tipped over when their boxes were lifted. The result has been death and injury to drivers and nearby workers. Dump trucks with their boxes raised have come into contact with overhead wires and powerlines, causing electrocutions. Workers have been struck by dump trucks that were moving […]

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Dump Truck Tipovers – Drivers

Dump Truck Tipovers – Drivers Explain dangers Dump trucks have tipped over when their boxes were lifted. The result has been death and injury to drivers and nearby workers. When the box is raised, the centre of gravity changes and the dump truck becomes unstable. Just consider some of the dimensions and forces involved. A […]

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Traffic Control – Public Roads 2

Traffic Control – Public Roads 2 Explain dangers When construction or utility work affects traffic on public roads, there’s a risk both to workers and to ordinary drivers and passengers. The first priority of a traffic control person (TCP) is to protect workers and the public from accident and injury. Identify controls In addition to […]

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Traffic Control – Public Roads 1

Traffic Control – Public Roads 1 Explain dangers When construction or utility work affects traffic on public roads, there’s a risk both to workers and to ordinary drivers and passengers. The first priority of a traffic control person (TCP) is to protect workers and the public from accident and injury. Identify controls Traffic control persons […]

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Backing Vehicles

Backing vehicles Explain dangers Every year, workers are killed and injured by backing vehicles and machinery. The main problem is blind spots around heavy equipment. If you’re in a blind spot and the operator doesn’t know you’re there, you could be struck by heavy equipment. The hazards increase in congested areas where vehicles and heavy […]

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Electrical Contact – Roofing

Electrical Contact – Roofing Explain dangers Cutting into existing roofs and mechanically fastening insulation are common jobs for roofers. One of the hazards they face when doing these jobs is contact with electrical services. Electrical conduits or cable could be just beneath the membrane of the roof. They could also be mounted to the underside […]

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Underground Utilities

Underground Utilities Explain dangers Buried gas and electrical lines present a serious risk of injury and death. Utility pipes, conduit, and cable may be damaged by: • Digging without locates or with inaccurate locates • Careless excavation once the utilities have been located and marked • Failure to support exposed utilities once they have been […]

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