Load Securement Noncompliance During Routine Onsite Transport
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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  URS CH2M Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN

Published As:  Public

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Topics:  Training and Qualification, Transportation and Packaging

Two Material Clerks had not received a load securement briefing because they did not fall into the training position description of a Teamster, even though they did perform similar tasks. This resulted in the transport of an improperly secured load of material. Lessons Learned: When organizations look to relax longstanding training or qualifications within the requirements of a regulatory standard or order they should evaluate the collateral impact that may result. If work tasks are planned as "skill of the craft", the organization should have a benchmark or standard to which that skill can be quantified or measured.

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