Pipe should be lowered, not dropped, from trucks to the ground or into a trench.
Do not cut bands that hold each unit together while the unit is on the truck.
The forklift truck, boom and sling, or other material handling equipment should be
equipped to avoid excessive swinging.
DO NOT USE CHAINS AS A SLING. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HANDLE PIPE BUNDLES
BY PULLING ON STRAPPING OR PACKAGING MATERIAL. Avoid all impact blows,
or any other source. Do not roll the pipe off the truck.
Cold Weather Handling: Extra care should be used in handling during cold weather.
WARNING: Carelessly unloading pipe can be hazardous.
Use appropriate equipmentand stay clear when removing tie-downs, banding, and dunnage material. Forklift
tines must be long enough to support the bottom of all pipe within the bundle. steel pipe nipple
tines must have a vertical pad.