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February 2020 Warehouse Safety Calendar & Topics for Discussion

29 Ideas For February Risk-Prevention Discussions: A Day-to-Day Warehouse Safety Calendar

When most people think of risky careers, becoming a warehousing professional probably isn’t one of them. Yet each year, a vast number of DC personnel are injured or killed on the job, a fact that’s not surprising when you consider how many moving parts and pieces of equipment the typical warehouse has.

In fact, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately five injuries for every 100 warehouse workers – and nearly two dozen annual warehousing fatalities.

The bad news is it’s not possible to avoid all of these incidents, because warehouses have human beings working there, and humans occasionally make mistakes. 

However, the good news is it’s possible to prevent many of them – especially if you engage in best practices like daily safety briefings or putting together a detailed warehouse safety calendar.

After all, even though OSHA’s recommendations for most businesses including holding periodic safety meetings, there’s no rule that says you can’t address safety issues more often than that. And there are many reasons why you should, including the fact that it allows your company to keep safety top-of-mind and to emphasize that careful behavior is an important part of every employee’s day-to-day responsibility.

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That’s where the attached warehouse safety calendar comes in. 

Prepared by Verst, it’s chock-full of ideas for short-but-salient warehouse safety topics you can cover with your DC personnel every single work day.

Like DC risks themselves, these safety topics run the gamut from how to prevent powered equipment injuries (February 7, 18 and 23) and reduce serious cuts (February 4, 9, and 28) to what to do in the event of workplace violence (February 11) and why it’s important to know about blood borne pathogens (February 3). 

However, they share one important thing in common: They’re all focused on helping your company do everything in its power to ensure that your warehouse employees and temps return home each day just as healthy and pain-free as they were when they arrived at work. Because as OSHA itself has frequently stated: “No person should ever have to become injured, ill or die for a paycheck.”

We hope you’ll put some time on your calendar to mindfully read and consider incorporating at least some of these daily ideas  into your warehousing operations – or doing the same with some of our previous warehouse safety calendars.

And we encourage you to free to ask us for help if there’s any way we can assist you in moving your company’s safety initiatives forward.

Here’s wishing you a safe and successful February. (And P.S., If you want to really reduce your risk of accident or injury, don’t forget to remember your significant other on Valentine’s Day this year.)

Safety Alerts & Topics for Discussion

Seatbelt Tampering - Safety Alert

February 2020 Warehouse Safety Calendar & Meeting Topics for Discussion

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Intersection Accidents:

Discuss what can cause this type of an accident and ask for 3 ways to reduce this risk.

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Foot / Ankle Injuries:

Do a demonstration of a site-specific foot/ankle injury and discuss ways to reduce risks.

Bloodborne Pathogens:

Protect eyes, cuts etc. Only trained personal are responsible to clean up/disposal using kits.

Cuts / Knives:

Show knifes that are acceptable and always cut away from body.

PPE/Signage:

Bring two (2) types of PPE to the meeting and talk about expectation & inspecting. Show a site-specific pinch point sign.

 

Use Safety Quiz

Document all employees at the meeting and file.

Powered Equipment:

Discuss & demonstrate keeping all body parts in the running line, even if you lose control of equipment.

Fire Extinguisher Training:

ABC use for all types of fires. PASS to use. Primary use is to evacuate.

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Cuts / Knives:

Show knifes that are acceptable and always cut away from body.

Reporting Incidents:

Ensure all employees understand report all incidents immediately.  

Workplace Violence:

Discuss RUN-HIDE-FIGHT. 911 can be texted in some areas.

Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO):

Controlling your own energy. Never use equipment that has been locked out.

 

Use Safety Quiz

Document all employees at the meeting and file.

Fatal Risks:

Ask the group what are they and why? What do we do to reduce risks?

Hazcom:

You have the right to know about any product SDS: EVERYTHING needs a label.

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PPE/Signage:

Bring two (2) types of PPE to the meeting and talk about expectation and inspecting. Show a site-specific pinch point sign.

Fire Extinguisher Training:

ABC use for all types of fires. PASS to use. Primary use is to evacuate.

 

Powered Equipment:

Name three (3) things you must check on equip daily.

 

Use Safety Quiz

Document all employees at the meeting and file.

Emergency Stops:

Talk about location of E-stops and when to use.

Data Plate:

Have a demonstration on what the data plate on a lift looks like & discusses capacity of the lift.

Two-Bay Rule -ensure EE understand.

Foot / Ankle Injuries:

Do a demonstration of a site-specific foot/ankle injury and discuss ways to reduce risks.

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Powered Equipment Hazards:

Ask a couple employees to demonstrate one (1) hazard on powered equipment.

Evacuations:

Ask what alarms are and meeting areas. Walk to exits. fire and tornado, etc.

Foot / Ankle Injuries:

Discuss site-specific injuries (coaster, seatbelt, mount/dismount)

 

Use Safety Quiz

Document all employees at the meeting and file.

Data Plate:

Have a Demonstration on what the data plate on a lift looks like and discusses capacity of the lift.

Cuts / Knives:

Show knifes that are acceptable and always cut away from body.

Two Bay Rule:

Make sure all employees understand.

HMA: 40 Ft Rule

 

Safety Quizzes

Below are the safety quizzes that we quiz our employees with each week in the month of February. Be sure to check back each Mondays in February as we release the new safety quiz for the week!

Week 1 Safety Quiz: February 2020 Safety Quiz 1

Week 2 Safety Quiz: February 2020 Safety Quiz 2

Week 3 Safety Quiz: February 2020 Safety Quiz 3

Week 4 Safety Quiz: February 2020 Safety Quiz 4

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