Lesson Learned/Best Practice Briefing


TitleDangers in Loading and Unloading Heavy Equipment

EventOther Facility Event

Event Date06/26/2019

CategoryOCA - DOE Operating Experience Summary

The attached Department of Energy (DOE) Operating Experience (OPEX) Awareness document provides information on machinery loading and unloading hazards, particularly on construction sites. The activity of loading and unloading equipment creates a very serious potential accident should the equipment fall from the trailer. These types of accidents can result in a fatality or serious injury. The types of construction equipment that pose a hazard include, but are not limited to, excavators, compactors, loaders and mobile elevating work platforms.

Please share this OPEX awareness document within your communities of practice to foster continuous improvement in safety.

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Lessons Learned are part of the ISM Core Function 5, Feedback and Improvement. Applicable Lessons Learned are to be considered during working planning activities and incorporated in work processes, prior to performing work.
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OPEX Awareness Dangers in Loading and Unloading Heavy Equipment.pdf

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