Creating a Safe Warehouse Environment for Employees

Posted by Jeanna Courter on Aug 11, 2016 2:35:32 PM

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.

Education

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.

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Topics: Fulfillment Services, Warehouse, Distribution, warehouse safety

Creating a Safe Operation of Forklifts

Posted by Jeanna Courter on Aug 3, 2015 2:19:00 PM

Written by: Gabe Viamonte, Distribution Coordinator at PBD Worldwide

When working in a warehouse, it can be easy to become immune to the dangers of working around a forklift. With all the noise that can occur during a work shift, back and warning sounds can blend in with everything else going on around you. The key is to be aware of your surroundings. We've put together some responsibilites for both forklift drivers and pedestrians in order to ensure a safe envirnoment.

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Topics: PBD Worldwide, Fulfillment Services, Fulfillment Center, Warehouse, order fulfillment, forklift, warehouse safety

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