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May 2019 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.

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.

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

May Safety Calendar 2019

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
     

1

Tell me what the 2-bay rule is and how to use it. 

HMA: 40ft

 

 

2

Name two injuries that could happen while working around an overhead door

 

 

3

Intersection Accidents 

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

 

4

Foot/Ankle Injury 

Do a demonstration of site-specific Foot/Ankle injury. Discuss reducing risks.

5

Blood Bourne

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

 

 6

Cuts/Knives

Show me the authorized knives that can be used at this site.

 

 

 

 

7

PPE/Signage

Bring 2 types of PPE to the Meeting and talk about expectations and inspecting. Show a pinch point and/or a sign -site specific.

8

Pinch Points

Name two pinch points that are on pallets and conveyors that could injure you.

 

 

9

Powered Equipment

Name 3 things you check on your daily equipment check

 

 

 

10

Fire Extinguisher Training 

ABC use for all types of fires. PASS to use. Primary use is to evacuate.  Tell me where your evacuation area is for a tornado

 

11

Why can’t you park equipment on a dock plate?

 

 

 

 

 

12

Reporting Incidents

Ensure all employees understand to report all incidents immediately 

13

Workplace Violence 

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

 

14

Lock Out Tag Out

Tell me the meaning lock out tag out.(You’re controlling energy)

15

Use Quiz

 

 

 

   

 

16

Fatal Risks

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

 

17

Hazcom

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

 

18

Foot Injuries

What are two ways you will reduce the risk of foot injuries today

 

19

Intersections 

What are two things you must do to be safe when entering an intersection.

 

 

 20

Pallet Safety

What are two injuries that could happen while working with pallets.

 

 

 

21

Hydration

What’s the hydration formula?

 

 

 

 

22

E-stops

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

 

 

 

23

Data Plate

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

 

24

Foot Ankle Injuries

Do a demonstration of a site-specific Foot Ankle injury and discuss ways to reduce risks.

 

 25

Powered Equipment Hazards

Ask a couple employees to demonstrate 1 hazard on powered equipment

 

26

Evacuations

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

 

 27

Foot/Ankle Injuries or Site-Specific Injuries 

Coaster, seatbelt, mount/dismount.

 

 

 28

Cuts/Knives

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

 

 29

SDS

Bring an SDS to the meeting and discuss the information that can be used.

 

 30

3 Points of Contact

Tell or show me what 3 points of contact is.

 

 

 31

Pinch Points

FINGERS/HANDS and pinch points, ask how this type of injury can happen.

 

 

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