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International Longshoremen's Association Local 1235

Training & Safety

Safety is of paramount importance in the longshore workplace as accidents can cause severe personal injuries and cargo damage.  All tasks in the longshore workplace require individuals to be aware of potential hazards and able to quickly respond to avoid such hazards.

Longshore workers operate large and complex cargo handling equipment and work in the vicinity of such equipment.  Being a longshore worker requires the ability to discern hazards and traffic conditions as well as properly executing work-related tasks using direct and peripheral vision and judgement.

An enormous amount of time is invested into each longshoreman to get them trained and certified for each piece of cargo handling equipment.  Each piece of machinery requires a different amount of training to receive their certification.  Such equipment includes:

  1. Yard Hustler
  2. Straddle Carrier or Noell Carrier
  3. Top Loader
  4. Container Crane
  5. Transtainer or Rubber Tire Gantry
  6. Stacker
  7. Empty Handler
  8. Fork Lift Truck

Read Maher Terminals Recognition
of the quick action taken by
Longshoremen JosephTacon
to safely evacuate employees
from a burning bus

OSH Circular 2015-08 (Terminal Pickup Truck Demolished by Rubber-Tired Gantry Crane)
(Click to read)

OSH Circular 2015-08 - Camioneta de Terminal Demolida Por Grua Mobil de Ruedas("RTG")
(Click to read)

OSH Circular 2015-03 (3 Point Belt Use in Toploader Tipover)
(Click to read)

OSH Circular 2015-03 - Cinturón de Seguridad (Spanish)
(Click to read)

 ILA-USMX Joint Committee
Seat Belts Save Lives!
(Click to read)