According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, warehouses experience around 15,000 accidents, illnesses and injuries every year. Safety in the warehouse should be a top priority to protect employees and keep businesses running smoothly. Here are some tips for creating a safe warehouse environment for employees.
The first step towards safe practices while working in a warehouse environment is education. Beyond new employee training, hold safety meetings a few times per month to review and highlight various OSHA standards and safe practices. Watch your employees while working and take note of areas that need strengthening, as well as, ask the employees directly about any training they want regarding safety practices. Creating a culture of safety and educating employees properly will go a long way in reducing potential safety hazards.