Publications


Why Should I Care About Vehicle Restraints?

Anyone who works near a loading dock is familiar with how busy, and potentially hazardous the environment around loading and unloading can be. From trailer creep to trailer up-ending, these financial and time-costing accidents can be better avoided with the addition of one piece of equipment: a vehicle restraint.
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Loading Dock Compliance Considerations with New OSHA Rule 29 CFR 1910.26

In January 2017, a series of rules and regulations promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) pertaining to walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards were enacted. The new rules impose new requirements on employers who operate loading docks to either equip dockboards with run-off guards or to demonstrate that there is no hazard of transfer vehicles from running off the dockboard edge.
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Precautionary Label Brochure for Dock Levelers

The purpose of this publication is to provide voluntary guidelines for the selection and application of safety labels for use on loading dock levelers. This is a voluntary guide and should be incorporated into a comprehensive safety program by owners of loading dock levelers.
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A Guide to Codes and Standards

This paper is concerned with awareness of building codes, available standards, and pertinent regulations related to material handling equipment.
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Dock Planning 101

A properly designed dock area can be a huge contributor in productivity or a complete bottleneck for material flow if not given the time it deserves. This guide was created to assist in the basic design of the loading dock and introduce the reader to fundamental concepts of dock design.
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What You Always Wanted to Know About Dock Levelers

A basic primer which answers the most frequently asked questions from entities considering the purchase of a dock leveling device.
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What You Always Wanted to Know About Vehicle Restraints

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ANSI MH30.1-2015 Performance and Testing Requirements for Dock Leveling Devices

This standard serves as the guide for designers, manufacturers, sellers, installers, owners, users and governing bodies of dock levelers and to provide guidelines for the design and testing of dock leveling devices, to promote the understanding of the respective responsibilities of manufacturers, sellers, installers, owners, users and governing bodies associated with dock leveling devices, and to provide a uniform means of comparison for dock leveling devices.
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ANSI MH30.2-2015 Performance and Testing of Portable Dock Leveling Devices

This standard defines performance and testing requirements for the design, use, and maintenance of portable dock leveling devices. The purpose of this standard is to provide a uniform means of comparison, improve user confidence and knowledge and to define product requirements for portable dock leveling devices.
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ANSI MH30.3-2015 Performance and Testing of Vehicle Restraining Devices

This standard defines performance and testing requirements with regard to design, use, and maintenance of vehicle restraining devices. The purposes of this standard are to provide a uniform means of comparison, to improve user confidence and knowledge, and to define requirements for vehicle restraining devices.
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ANSI MH30.1, ANSI MH30.2, ANSI MH30.3 Bundle

Package includes all three of the LODEM standards: ANSI MH30.1-2015 Performance and Testing Requirements for Dock Leveling Devices. ANSI MH30.2-2015 Performance and Testing of Portable Dock Leveling Devices. ANSI MH30.3-2005 Performance and Testing of Vehicle Restraining Devices.
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