In a warehouse or manufacturing facility, there are basic steps to take in safety planning and monitoring that help ensure employee safety.
The long-term effects of a careless accident or injury in your facility can alter an employee’s life – and their family – forever. It is easy to forget the importance of everyday safety measures and how a split decision can completely change everything as we know it. Accidents happen and if they cause permanent injury, life is never the same again.
Safety is one of the biggest, most costly concerns in the supply chain industry and OSHA violations can be extremely costly. But what if your facility is fined erroneously? While it is very common for day-to-day operations to become lax when it comes to safety protocol, it is also possible for OSHA to make mistakes in its evaluation.
What it the best way to improve safety in your facility? Leading indicators play a big role in preventing worker fatalities, injuries, and illnesses as well as strengthening operational outcomes in the workplace. Your cohesive safety program should leverage leading indicators as a guide for operational changes in processes, programs, and altering employee behavior to cultivate a safer work environment.
Improving forklift operator behavior and driving skill is one of the most effective strategies to reduce warehouse costs. Accidents, impacts, and injuries are costly mistakes that are often avoidable. But, the success of this strategy depends on the quality of data you receive from your forklift monitoring software.
Forklift operation is not as simple as driving a car. There are several precautions that OSHA expects your warehouse or distribution center to take to help ensure forklift safety. The question is, do safety practices in your facility meet expectations?
There are a few key things you can do to create a culture of safety in your warehouse. First, watch this video to see how your software platform can make safety compliance simple.
There are probably a few things happening in your warehouse right now that are putting safety in jeopardy and increasing the risk of forklift impacts.
This is why OSHA has created Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep workers safe. The year’s event is August 12th – August 16th.
There’s a myriad of risk for employees working in a warehouse or distribution center. Management must not only worry about safety protocol, but the financial impact injuries may cause. Workers’ compensation insurance premiums and claims on your policy are a part of a costly injury equation, but your telematic data could be helping you manage those costs better.