In light of the current pandemic, protecting the health and safety of the American worker feels more relevant than ever before. In celebration of June being National Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to reevaluate conditions in your warehouse and make sure you’re doing everything in your power to protect your staff for the long haul. From gear to shelving, check out these tips for keeping your warehouse safe.
Focus on the Job at Hand
Safeguarding your employees is a challenge, in part because the definition of protection varies from one job to the next. After all, someone who works in a furniture storage warehouse will have different needs from someone who works with chemicals or gases. If you want to provide your team with the best care, be sure that their gear and equipment matches what they’re doing daily. Depending on their job scope, you might need to supply eye goggles, earplugs, or even respiratory masks.
Investigate Your Flooring
Slip and fall injuries are all too common in a warehouse setting. To keep your workers safe, you need to invest in the right kind of flooring and subject it to regular maintenance. If your floors tend to get slippery when wet, consider purchasing anti-slip paint or grit treatments to protect your team. Additionally, you should think about whether warehouse workers need special shoes to prevent them from falling.
Check on Shelves and Pallets
The dangers that beset warehouse workers don’t just come from below. Many warehouse injuries stem from fallen objects, so spend time investigating your shelves and pallets. Along with assessing structural integrity, warehouse managers should ensure weight limits are being respected and replace old wooden pallets as needed.
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