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December 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar

Warehouse Safety Topics for December 2019

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 2018, there were more than 213,000 non-fatal occupational injuries in the transportation and warehousing industry in the private sector according to the 2018 U.S. Bureau of Labor report. This number is larger than the previous year (209,000), while the number of jobs in the transportation and warehousing industry keeps increasing. The larger number to report is the number of days spent away from work that still costs money to companies that have injured workers. In 2018 alone, warehouse workers had the most days away from work with over 68,000 days away from work related to injuries by warehouse laborers, freight, stock and material movers. Truck drivers were the second-highest, with over 49,000 days away from work, followed by maintenance workers with over 29,000 days away from work.

Warehouse injuries are extremely expensive, and needless to say because of this, warehouse safety is extremely important. The even bigger reason to focus on safety is the well-being of your employees - they need to come first. There are many things you can do to avoid workplace accidents and to maintain a safe workplace for your employees and the environment. It is important to establish a proper safety protocol, conduct regular safety training, follow long-term and short-term housekeeping procedures, and have the proper safety products and equipment.

Please use this monthly safety calendar to go over topics with your employees that will allow your managers to establish proper warehouse safety protocol and conduct regular daily and monthly warehouse safety training schedules.

Safety is extremely important, not only are injuries very costly, but the lives of your employees depend on the training they receive from their leadership.

Please use our monthly warehouse safety calendar below as a guide for your safety meetings.

Download the calendar here: December 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar Download

December 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar

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Saturday

1

Crushing:

Tell me what could happen to cause a crushing injury. 

 

 

 

2

Seatbelts:

Tell me when and why we wear seatbelts?

 

 

 

3

Intersections:

Tell me how you must enter an intersection and name two (2) ways to reduce risks?

 

4

Overhead Door Hazards:

Demonstrate or ask for two (2) hazards using overhead doors.

 

 

5

Cuts on Job:

Ask associates how cuts can occur in their jobs such as knives, slip sheets, nails etc.

 

6

Trips / Falls:

Give me three (3) ways to prevent trip/slip/fall hazards?

 

 

7

Running Lines - Body Parts:

Keep within running lines of equip. Discuss how it could cause a foot injury.

 

8

Evacuations:

Talk about meeting areas, getting off equip and walking to the evacuation areas.

 

9

Parking Lots / Crosswalks:

Discuss the location of cross walks and ways reduce risk in the yard.  -NO PHONES!

 

10

Dock / Overhead Door Safety:

Give me three (3) ways to be injured when working with or around overhead doors?

 

11

Seatbelts:

Give two (2) reasons why you must wear a seatbelt when sitting on equipment?

 

12

Running Lines:

Have an employee show running lines on a piece of equipment.

 

 

13

Foot Injuries:

What task today could contribute to a foot injury and what must be done to reduce risks?

 

14

Data Plate:

Bring a piece of equipment to the meeting and discuss- what is the data plate

 

 

15

Pinch Points:

Ask for areas in the facility where pinch points exist. Talk about ways to reduce risk of injury.

 

 

16

Demonstrate Proper Lifting:

Can someone demonstrate the proper way to lift overhead?

-Keep Elbows In!!

 

17

Intersections:

Tell me how you must enter an intersection and name two (2) ways to reduce risks?

 

 

18

Dismounting:

Show me three (3) points of contact – tell me why you use it?

 

 

 

19

Use Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

Pinch Points:

Bring a piece of powered equipment and demonstrate powered equip and racking pinch points backing into a rack. 

21

Intersections:

Tell me three (3) ways to communicate at an intersection?

 

 

 

22

Trailer Damage:

Talk about damage to the inside of trailers while loading and hazards inside.

 

 

23

Expect the Unexpected:

When walking a facility what are two (2) overhead hazards you may see?

 

24

Body Parts:

Tell/show me the running lines of your equipment?

 

 

 

25

Merry Christmas!!!

 

 

 

 

26

Lifting:

When lifting overhead objects can someone show me how your elbows need to be? (in)

 

27

Aisle Etiquette:

Give a demonstration on what’s expected in aisles especially when passing.   

 

28

Footwear:

Check some shoes while at meeting and talk about good foot/ankle protection.

 

29

Pinch Points:

Conduct meeting at a dock door show where pinch points are. Ask examples of pinch points.

30

Discuss Cross-Aisle Intersection Safety:

Take meeting to the referenced area. Use the SLAM.

31

Seat Belts:

Give two (2) reasons why you must wear a seat belt when sitting on equipment?

 

 

 

 

 

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