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Safety Handout on Securing Loads

BENEFITS

Workplaces often use vehicles to transport loads of materials from site to site. If these materials, such as pipes or lumber, aren’t properly secured, they can fall from the vehicle during transport and endanger everyone on the road. In addition, improperly secured loads can endanger workers when they go to unload the materials.

HOW TO USE THE TOOL

Adapt this safety handout for your OHS program and safe work procedures and the requirements in the OHS regulations in your jurisdiction. Give it to workers to supplement a toolbox talk on how to properly secure loads to vehicles.

OTHER RESOURCES:

IHSA

Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Ergonomics Compliance Centre