Storage Yards

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Storage yards can be a convenient way for contractors to store materials and equipment, but did you know it also can expose workers who deliver and operate equipment or load and unload materials to hazards such as the following:

  • Electricity (overhead power lines).
  • Falling or flying materials or objects.
  • Moving vehicles or equipment (trucks, cars, cranes forklifts).
  • Sprains and strains.

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  • Falls.
  • Heat illnesses.
  • Loud noises.
  • Slips and trips.
  • Unstable material or objects.
  • Weather.

These hazards can result in serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing and foreseeable safety and health hazards and provide resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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