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on Dec 10, 2013

Indeed loading docks are dangerous places. Recognizing this fact, CalOSHA added GISO 3336(b) in 2009, which requires employers to have a system in place to assure trucks, trailers and railroad cars don't pull away from the dock before loading or unloading is completed. This system must go beyond just wheel chocks and brake engagement, it must included additional safeguards as drivers can release brakes and drive over wheel chocks as a result of inadequate communication between the forklift operator and the truck driver. Additional measures like brake airline lockouts, driver waiting areas, trailer restraints, and requiring the driver to turn over the keys until loading/offloading is finished are systems to consider and are employed at companies focused on assuring dock safety. Robert Jasinski, forklift expert witness and operator trainer LiftSafe Inc. Danville CA rpj@liftsafe.com

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