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November 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.

Be sure to check out our safety blog for the latest, tips, tricks, and safety lessons below.

Download the calendar here: November 2019 Maintenance Safety Calendar

November 2019 Maintenance Safety Calendar














1. Machine Guarding:

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

2.  Hand Injuries:

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

3. Harness:

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





4. Question:

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.






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7. HR Topic – Employee Assistance Program:

Remind employees that the EAP is available and free. Ensure EAP poster is posted and visible for employees to see.

8. Reporting Incidents:

Ensure all employees understand report all incidents immediately   




9. Pinch Points – Fingers / Hands:

Someone give an example of this type of pinch point.





10. Emergency Stops:

Find an e-stop and do a demonstration.





11. Workplace Violence:

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




12. Question:

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?




14. Forklifts:

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





15. HR Topic – Active Listening:

Ask for 3 examples of Active Listening at work.




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. HR Topic:

Ask employees what stresses them at work (Feeling anxious, trouble concentrating etc.) -- Take a deep breath, sleep and eat better.

20. Harness:

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




21. Trip Hazards:

Name 3 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. Question:

What must be done before leaving the job each day?




26. HR Topic:

Encourage employees to donate a gift during the Holidays.


TIP: Charity reduces stress.

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. Secondary Blocking:

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





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