Unpacking shipping containers

How to reduce or eliminate workplace health and safety risks from unpacking shipping containers.
Last updated

Jun 2010

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4 pages

Unpacking shipping containers involves many safety hazards for workers. This document describes practical ways to safely unpack shipping containers and help you develop work practices to reduce or eliminate these workplace health and safety risks. This document tells you:

  • the main risks associated with unpacking shipping containers
  • possible health and safety consequences from these risks
  • recommended controls to reduce or eliminate these risks