ACE Class Report Warehouse Loading Dock and Construction Safety.
Title: Warehouse Loading Dock and Construction Safety.
Instructor: J.J. Keller Inc.
Why I chose to take this class:
This class teaches us to work safely in warehouse, loading dock, construction sites and Masonry safety. Safety information is helpful in our everyday life to avoid injuries while working or playing.
What I learned for this Class:
Safety is freedom from harm or the endanger of harm. The word safety refers to the precautions people take to prevent accidents. Experts called Safety Engineers work in the field of accident prevention. They design structures and equipment to make homes, school, jobs, highways and communities safer. Nevertheless, safety starts with you.
Ware house safety:
Loading and Unloading: Check you trailer before unloading or open the trailer door to ensure that the load has not shifted during transit. Open door slowly to prevent things form falling out. Shut of engine and install restraining devices or wheel stops to prevent trailer creep. Loading and unloading can cause trailer from creeping. Also it prevent others from driving away while loading and unloading. Dock plates when used must have an 8 Inch overlap. Get in and out of the trailer to prevent Carbon Monoxide build up.
Slips, Trips and Falls: Clean up spills immediately, floors should be sweep daily. Use ladder and lift platform to reach goods. Don’t jump form docks, use steps or ladders.
Back Injuries: Use material handlers to lift heavy loads, use good lift techniques, Also stretching and strengthening exercise helps.
Fork lift Traffic: Yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians should walk in designated walkways. The forklift turn using its rear wheels. If you need to talk to a fork lift operator make sure they see you before you approach them. Pedestrians should not be in the trailer while forklift is loading or unloading.
Stacking Loads: Don’t heavy load at the top. Stack heavier loads at the bottom and light load at the atop. Don’t stack objects outside of the pallets. Keep aisle and evacuation route clear, don’t stack pallets near exit signs, fire extinguishers. and if pallets are stack high up, make sure they are 18 inches from the sprinkler heads. Don’t stack incompatible chemical together.
Material Handling equipment: Plastics pallets are for pharmaceutical and food industries. Stabilize load on pallets with restrainers, shrink wraps. Only trained and authorized forklift operators can operate them. pallet jack are for floor level material handling. Don’t operate in open flat bed trailer. Inspect unit daily. Check capacity for the job. Keep load between you and trailer. Reduce speed when turning. Fork length should be 2/3 inserted into the pallet. No passengers. Handtrucks make sure you are using the right equipment for the job, there are several types. Power conveyors, know where the emergency switch is located, and don’t climb over conveyors, clothes can get pinched and can cause serious injury.
Masonry Safety: Use proper personal protection equipment (PPE) for the job. Use proper lifting technique. Cement materials are Alkaline base, and caustic can damage eyes and skin, use PPE when working around cement. Wear PPE when operating power tools, make sure it is a properly ventilated area, as fumes from equipment can suffocate or cause carbon monoxide poisoning. When working 6 feet or more in the air, a fall protection harness or lanyard is needed. Inspect fall protection devices before and after use. Need to know how to use it properly. Inspect ladders before using them, and make sure mechanisms are working properly. Use right ladder for the job. Use fiberglass ladders when working around power lines. Working on the roof, the ladder should extend 3 feet above the roof. Use fall protection or lanyard.
How will this class contribute to my success upon my release:
The safe working knowledge can be used at home as well as in the workplace, to ensure work is performed safely and properly. When I volunteer my services, safety will be a main concern to avoid injuries to me as well as to others.