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OSHA Pocket Guide- Worker Safety Series (Warehousing) Part 5

Think Safety Checklists Forklift Safety ❏Powered industrial trucks (forklifts) meet the design and construction requirements established in American National Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks, Part II ANSI B56.1-1969. ❏Written approval from the truck manufacturer has been obtained for any modifications or additions that affect the capacity and safe operation of the vehicle. ❏Capacity, operation and [...]

OSHA Pocket Guide- Worker Safety Series (Warehousing) Part 3

Charging Stations Hazard: Fires and explosion risks are possible unless proper guidelines are followed. Solutions: • Prohibit smoking and open flames in and around charging stations; • Provide adequate ventilation to disperse fumes from gassing batteries; • Ensure that fire extinguishers are available and fully charged; • Provide proper personal protective equipment such as rubber [...]

OSHA Pocket Guide- Worker Safety Series (Warehousing) Part 2

Conveyors Hazard: Workers can be injured when they are caught in pinch points or in the in-going nip points, are hit by falling products or develop musculoskeletal disorders associated with awkward postures or repetitive motions. Solutions: • Inspect conveyors regularly; • Ensure that pinch points are adequately guarded; • Develop ways of locking out conveyors [...]

OSHA Pocket Guide- Worker Safety Series (Warehousing) Part 1

Think Safety • More than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses. • The fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries. • Potential hazards for workers in warehousing: • Unsafe use of forklifts; • Improper stacking of products; • Failure to use proper personal protective equipment; [...]

Safety Manual: Material Handling

E. MATERIAL HANDLING The following are general safety rules and requirements regarding material handling and material handling equipment regularly used on campus. 1. LIFTING BY HAND Lifting and carrying can be done without injury by using the following criteria: a. Personal Protection NOTE: Minor office material lifting is exempt from Personal Protection section of “Lifting [...]

Improving Warehouse Safety Areas explored. Part 2

Manual Materials Handling Manual materials handling can easily produce back and hand injuries. In fact, back injuries result in the most-expensive claims within industry. Develop employee awareness regarding pinch points. Hand traps can occur while setting down heavy boxes; working near pulleys in conveyor belts; adjusting lift truck forks; operating walkies; shutting trailer doors; and [...]

When is Your Safety Meeting Not A Safety Meeting?

By Phil La Duke A common leading indicator for safety is involvement in safety meetings, but to risk sounding like Bill Clinton’s infamous “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” quote what constitutes “involved in safety meetings”? To answer that question we have to define “involved” “safety” and “meetings” (and hell [...]

Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts

Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating Forklifts OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin This Safety and Health Information Bulletin is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. The Bulletin is advisory in nature, informational in content, and is intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful [...]

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