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Mike Hart

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Response to Warehouse Tragedy in Aurora, Illinois

We just wanted to dedicate a blog post to address the warehouse shooting that took place in Aurora, IL. It was tragic and devastating for not only the workers, their families and the people of Aurora, but placed a need for even more security precautions to be taken by other warehouses across the country. At Verst, we have a lot of people coming and going from our warehouses which makes us at risk and all workplaces for that matter can be exposed to this type of risk. The goal is to reduce risks and be proactive to prevent an incident of this nature. 

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February 2019 Safety Quiz 1 & 2

Hey all,

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February 2019 Monthly Warehouse Safety Calendar

Warehouses are statistically one of the most dangerous places to work, and the added tasks of operating heavy machinery and transporting large objects do not make it safer. In 2017, there were approximately 209,000 non-fatal occupational injuries in the transportation and warehousing industry in the private sector according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. The even bigger number is the days away from work that still costs company's money when the employee isn't present. In 2017 alone, there were over 20,000 days away from work related to injuries by warehouse workers.

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January 2019 Safety Quiz

  1. It is okay to use only your back muscles when lifting an item from ground level.
    1. True
    2. False
  1. When an issue with your equipment is noticed, when should it be locked/tagged out?
    1. Immediately notify maintenance
    2. After your done using it
    3. When someone else is done using it
    4. The next day
  1. What should you do with your equipment when needing to evacuate?
    1. Drive it to the nearest exit
    2. Drive it until you’re close enough to see the exit, then get off and exit
    3. Stop, power off, and walk to the nearest exit
    4. None of the above
  1. When an incident is bound to happen, you should stay within the running lines at all times.
    1. True
    2. False
  1. You should shuffle your feet and maintain small steps to reduce the risk of a slip/fall incident when walking in icy and/or snowy conditions.
    1. True
    2. False

 

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January 2019 Transportation Pre-Shift Safety Topics

Transportation Safety covers all types of vehicles, and includes both occupational and non-occupational hazards associated with them. 

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January 2019 Pre-Shift Safety Calendar

Every warehouse & distribution center should have routine safety training before workers' shifts start. Training topics can vary, depending on the operations and activities at a particular location. Here is a suggested calendar of safety training topics throughout the month of November.

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January 2019 Maintenance Safety Topics

Regular maintenance is required to keep all equipment, machines and the work environment safe and reliable at all times in the warehouse. Dangerous situations, accidents and health problems can occur as a result of not conducting proper maintenance checks.

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November 2018 Monthly Warehouse Safety Quiz

The need for warehouse safety topics are more prevalent today than ever before. Below is a safety topic quiz that you may use along with our November monthly safety calendar. Are you looking for more safety quizzes and monthly safety topics to use at your company? Let us save you time, energy and effort by using our blog here:

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Preparing for winter driving

Make sure your vehicle is ready for driving in winter weather.

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November 2018 Pre-Shift Safety Calendar

Every warehouse & distribution center should have routine safety training before workers' shifts start. Training topics can vary, depending on the operations and activities at a particular location. Here is a suggested calendar of safety training topics throughout the month of November.

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