5 Steps to a Safe & Compliant Warehouse
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5 Steps to a Safe & Compliant Warehouse

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Step 1 Protect against SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS

Slips and falls make up roughly 40% of reported fatalities and OSHA’s most frequently cited standard. In many cases, these deaths were preventable. Anti-slip products and matting help provide a safe working environment by reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls.

Step 2 Get ORGANIZED

Improve productivity by providing a clean, organized environment for your employees. Floor tape, floor marking arrows and divider marks will help you restore order to your workplace. While warehouse safety signs will make sure your workers know where things are as well as keeping them aware of potential workplace hazards.

Step 3 Make FORKLIFT SAFETY a priority

Every year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. Multiple violations usually involve five- and six-figure penalties. Do the best you can do to protect employees by warning them of oncoming forklift traffic with signs, safety mirrors and collision alert systems.

Step 4 PROTECT PEOPLE from hazards

Your employees are your most valuable resource, and they’re counting on you to help keep them safe on the job. To help protect your employees from danger use bumper guards, machine guards and many other such products to keep people from hurting themselves. Products such as bollards, column guards and rack guards protect your workers by maintaining your building structure’s integrity.

Step 5 Build a SAFETY CULTURE

Building a comprehensive workplace safety program will help you foster a culture of safety among your employees, boost morale and minimize lost time. These types of programs encourage employees to see safety as second nature, and their first priority. It pays to make sure your workers are well trained in tasks such as forklift pre-operation, load handling, traveling and maneuvering.

Contributed by Elizabeth Cotnoir, Merchandising Associate at Seton

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