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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; [...]

14 Warehouse Safety Tips to Remember in 2014

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on January 2, 2014 Warehouse safety is very important. There are hundreds of possible ways to get injured while working in a warehouse. When the new year kicks off, kick it off right, by being sure to review the basics in warehouse safety with your employees. Once you’ve reviewed the basics [...]

Common Warehouse Hazards: Forklifts & Pallets

Warehouse employees will use forklifts and pallet jacks routinely throughout the day. The common hazards associated with use of this equipment include: • Obstructed view; • Speeding; • Moisture on the working surface (ice, water, oil); • Blind corners; • Insufficient lighting; • Traffic patterns; • Temporary storage areas inside and outside; • Lack of [...]

10 easy, low-cost solutions for warehouse safety

September 22, 2014 10 easy, low-cost solutions for warehouse safety In 2012, warehouse and storage workers experienced nearly 12,000 injuries requiring days away from work. More than one in three of these injuries were musculoskeletal disorders, with sprains, strains, and tears the most common by far. If you manage safety in the warehousing industry—or if [...]

Stay alert on and around forklifts

September 28, 2015 A quick online search will uncover a large number of fatal workplace incident reports involving forklifts. From workers being crushed by these vehicles to others being run over or backed over, incidents involving forklifts can cause injuries and deaths in many ways. According to the 2015 edition of the National Safety Council [...]

Common Warehouse Hazards: Manuel Movement of Products

Even though forklifts, pallet jacks, and other mechanical lifting devices are made available, employees will occasionally be required to manually move product from one location to another. These are common hazards: • Neck and shoulder strains and low back injuries; • Foot and ankle injuries; • Slips and falls; • Injuries caused by being struck [...]

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