GENERAL RULES FOR SAFETY
Extract from FM 10-23-2
HANDLING AND LIFTING
Wear gloves when handling crates or sharp or rough materials.
2. Wear slip-resistant shoes in wet locations and steel-toe shoes in warehousing and
Wear helmets or hard hats in areas where Class I supplies are being lifted or hoisted.
When possible, use materials-handling equipment to move heavy supplies.
When lifting supplies by hand, use proper lifting techniques to prevent back injuries.
LOADING AND UNLOADING
Position bridge plates and mobile ramps correctly, and do not exceed load capacities.
2. Chock rear wheels of trucks and trailers, and use safety jacks when trailers are
disconnected from their tractors.
Check the truck flooring for breaks and weakness before loading and unloading.
Remove loose straps and protruding nails from containers before unloading.
Never block aisles, doorways, or windows.
USING TOOLS AND MHE
1. Use the right tool for each job. Use nail-pullers for opening boxes, wire-cutters for
Ensure that personnel are properly trained to use tools and equipment.
Follow safety precautions, especially when using power tools or MHE.
Use only MHE with the rated load capacity for the supplies being moved.
5. Maintain and service MHE as directed in the manufacturer's organizational and
operator's maintenance manual.