Loads Must be Properly Secured During Transport

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  Z - Not used - Was Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( see Federal Agency U. S. DOE or under DOE Contractor LL National Security), Livermore, CA

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Vehicle Safety, Material Handling/Storage

In 2018, there have been multiple reported citings of unsecured loads being transported on LLNL property. Several factors may be contributing to reduced vigilance, including staying on LLNL property, transporting items short distances at low speeds, and successful outcomes. While these may reduce the probability that an unsecured item will fall off a truck, unsecured items have fallen off LLNL vehicles on LLNL property at speeds as low as 5 miles per hour. In some cases, personnel may be incorrectly assuming that securing the object(s) to a pallet without securing the pallet and/or item(s) on it to the vehicle is adequate.

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