Adjusting Loads

Hazards Identified:
Crush injuries, back injuries

Hazard-Specific Personal Protective Equipment:
CSA approved hard hat, CSA Grade I footwear, reflective vest, safety glasses with side shield

Hazard-Specific Training:
Approved Loading, Unloading & Adjusting Loads training course

Link – Safe Work BC
Hazard Alert 03-18 Truck driver killed when lumber slides off trailer

Safe Work Practice:

Chose as LEVEL a surface as possible when loading and adjusting loads.

Ensure that the load securing straps are ONLY LOOSENED enough to allow the load to be adjusted.

Ensure that any slippery surfaces are cleaned before they are placed on the trailer.

Workers on the ground must not walk within the fall zone of the load until the loading, unloading & adjusting is finished.

Regulations, Standards and References
Hazard Alert 03-18 Truck driver killed when lumber slides off trailer

Goals of the FSSNS

  • Save lives and reduce injuries.
  • Reduce all costs associated with work place accidents.
  • Improve profits.
  • Maintain compliance with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and establish ownership of industry managed loss control programs.
  • Reduce Workers' Compensation rates.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia is registered under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It is a separate entity, having a Memorandum of Association and By-Laws. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, representing all sectors of the forest industry.