Directives - Table of Contents
• Record Type: Instruction
• Directive Number: STD 01-11-007
• Old Directive Number: STD 1-11.7
• Title: 29 CFR 1910.178(k)(1) and (m)(7): Mechanical Means to Secure Trucks or Trailers to a Loading Dock
• Information Date: 08/05/1981
• Standard Number: 1910.178(k)(1); 1910.178(m)(7)

OSHA Instruction STD 1-11.7 August 5, 1981 Office of Compliance Programming

Subject: 29 CFR 1910.178(k)(1) and (m)(7): Mechanical Means to Secure Trucks or Trailers to a Loading Dock

A. Purpose. This instruction allows the use of a mechanical means which secures trucks or trailers to a loading dock in situations in which they provide the equivalent protection of wheel chocks.

B. Scope. This instruction applies OSHA-wide.

C. Reference. OSHA Instruction STD 1-11.5, January 31, 1978, Powered Industrial Trucks, Chocks, and Blocks.

D. Action. OSHA Regional Administrators/Area Directors shall take action to ensure that 29 CFR 1910.178(k)(1) and (m)(7) are enforced in accordance with the guidelines in F. of this instruction.

E. Federal Program Change. This instruction describes a Federal program change which affects State programs. Each Regional Administrator shall:

1. Ensure that this change is forwarded to each State designee.
2. Explain the technical content of the change to the State designee as requested.
3. Ensure that State designees are asked to acknowledge receipt of this Federal program change in writing, within 30 days of notification, to the Regional Administrator. This acknowledgment should include a description either of the State's plan to implement the change or of the reasons why the change should not apply to that State.
4. Review policies, instructions and guidelines issued by the State to determine that this change has been communicated to State program personnel. Routine monitoring activities (accompanied inspections and case file reviews)