Loading Dock Safety

The loading dock is an area where risks are rampant — but preventable. Two sets of risks can be managed through establishing and communicating clear procedures for addressing those risks.

Securing Trailers and Trucks — Extra Precautions Prevent Risks
One set of risks concern creeping or movement of trucks and trailers. Here is a document that reviews various primary and secondary methods for securing trucks and trailers to assure they do not move before it is safe for the truck, trailer, and personnel.

Pedestrian Safety at Truck and Rail Docks
Another set of risks concern the presence of pedestrians at docks. Here is a document that provides procedures that should be implemented to prevent pedestrian harm.

2017 RPTA Scholarship Recipients
Jonathan Fitch, Western Michigan University Chemical Engineering & Paper Engineering Science major, awarded 2017 RPTA scholarship.
Brad Kirby, Miami University of Ohio Chemical Engineering major, 2017 RPTA Scholarship recipient.
Abigail Cortright, Western University Paper Engineering major, 2017 RPTA Research Grant recipient.
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2017 Industry Profile Study
Testing for the 2017 RPTA Industry Profile Study, the annual physical properties benchmarking study is underway. The annual report should be available to RPTA members in September 2017.

2017 Production-Technical Seminar
The 2017 RPTA Production Technical Seminar was co-located with TAPPI's PaperCon in 2017. The 2017 conference was held in Minneapolis, MN with the RPTA sessions taking place on April 24-25, 2017. More information on this event can be found here.

Plans are being made for the 2018 Production Technical Seminar, co-located with PaperCon for April 15-18 In Charlotte, North Carolina.