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May 2019 Maintenance Safety Calendar

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.

With maintenance, some hazards in the warehouse are formed as a result of the nature of the work since it is a high-risk activity. Maintenance workers are more likely than other employees to be exposed to various hazards. 

Warehouse maintenance poses specific hazards and risks to those working alongside a running process and in close contact with machinery. During normal operation, automation typically diminishes the likelihood of human error that can lead to accidents. In maintenance activities, contrary to normal operation in a warehouse, direct contact between the worker and machine cannot be reduced substantially and poses a greater risk of human error. This, in turn, increases the accident risk because maintenance is an activity where the workers need to be in close contact with processes.

Warehouse maintenance often involves unusual work, non-routine tasks and it is often performed in exceptional conditions, such as working in confined spaces.

Maintenance in a warehouse involves changing tasks and working environment. This is especially true in case of contract workers. Subcontracting is an aggravating factor in terms of safety and health - numerous accidents and incidents relate to subcontracting maintenance.

Since maintenance safety in warehouses is a big factor in decreasing risks in the workplace, we have created the following safety calendar that will help guide you through daily safety discussions with your employees. Feel free to use this calendar and our other calendars to operate a safer work environment.

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May Maintenance Safety Topics 2019

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1

Machine Guarding

Ensure all grinders have guards on. It is illegal to remove or alter.

2

How could you have a hand injury today? What could you do to reduce the risks?

 

3

Harness

Have someone don a harness to show the proper way and talk about any issues.

4   

What are 2 hazards the crew will deal with today and what will be done to achieve ALARP

5

Pinch Points

FINGERS/HANDS 

Ask how this type of injury can happen.

 

 

6

Pinch Points

FINGERS/HANDS

Someone give an example of this type of pinch point.

 

 

7  

Secondary Blocking

When working on heavy equipment, wood secondary blocks must be used

8

Reporting incidents

Ensure all employees understand report all incidents immediately

   

9

Managers Training Topic

Fall protection training and when to use it

 

 

 

10

Emergency Stops 

Find an e-stop and do a demonstration

 

 

 

11

Workplace Violence

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

 

 

12 

What is ALARP and how will you achieve it today?

 

 

13

Crosswalks

What are the hazards of them? Can you use a phone while walking? (NO)


14

Forklifts

Name two body parts that can be injured if outside the running lines?

15

Use Quiz

 

 

 

16

Ladder Safety

Name 3 items you check on your ladder prior to use

17

Fatal Risks

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

18

Hazcom

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

19

Fire Extinguisher Training

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

20

Harness

Have someone don a harness to show the proper way and talk about any issues.

 

21

Trip Hazards

Name 3 trip hazards you could encounter today.

 

22

Hand Injuries

How will you prevent hand injuries today?

 

 

23

Eye Protection 

Name 2 tasks today where you need more protection

24

Emergency Evacuations

Name the evacuation areas for fire/tornado  

25

What must be done before leaving the job each day?

26

Cuts/knives

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

 

27

Modifying Equipment

Why is it unacceptable to modify equipment? Give example.

28

Workplace Violence

How do you identify non-outside people, and who do you report it to

29

LOTO

Maintain tools & equipment, tag out and repair equipment. Control your own energy.

30

Managers Training Topic

How to do a proper PM on a battery charger.

 

31

Propane

Discuss what must be used when dealing with propane.

 

 

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