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Safety Guidelines for Efficient Warehouse Operation

Understanding typical workplace injuries and what causes them is the first step toward improving warehouse safety. The most common causes of these injuries are as follows:

Heavy Equipment Mishaps

Forklifts are essential pieces of equipment in warehouses and storage facilities. When used inappropriately can cause serious harm to operators, neighboring personnel, and property. OSHA’s most often identified hazard in warehouse operations is unsafe forklift operation. The following can be done to avoid the same,

Conveyors

The Conveyor equipment is widely used to transport items from one location to another. Conveyors, on the other hand, pose major hazards to workers while operating closer to them and being struck by falling materials.

Chemicals that are hazardous

An awareness program should be created when handling hazardous substances in your warehouse or storage facility that should include effective training on detecting chemical dangers, as well as correct chemical handling, storage, and disposal, as well as the use of suitable PPE (personal protective equipment) like overalls, aprons, safety shoes, gloves, chemical resistant glasses, face shields, and respirators. To maintain warehouse safety, workers and management teams must be aware of doing improved safety inspections as well as proper handling and storing of hazardous materials.

Manual lifting and moving

Improper lifting and handling are the leading cause of physical injuries in warehouses and storage facilities. Failure to adhere to basic procedures might result in muscle spasms, especially if performed in uncomfortable postures, repetitive actions, or overexertion. Warehouse safety can be assured during physical lifting or handling by completing the following:

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