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November 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.

Download the calendar here: November 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar Download

November 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar

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1.  Running Lines: Ask - What are Running Lines? Name an incident that can happen from not following “staying in”

2. SLAM - Give an example of what question of SLAM you will use at an intersection and how will you reduce risks.

 

 

3. Intersections:

Give 3 behaviors when coming to an intersection that reduce risks of accidents-crushing injuries?

 

 

 

4. PPE-Fuel Changing:

Hold pre-shift at the battery chargers or propane changing area and ask someone to demonstrate the process and PPE needed.

5. Vest Policy:

Ask the group if they understand what type of vest is needed when outside building? MUST HAVE REFLECTION!!

 

 

6. Quiz (Click Here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. HR Topic – EAP: Remind employees that the EAP is available and free.

Insure it is posted.

 

 

8. PPE Knife Safety: Check 5 knives at the meeting and demonstrate what is authorized and what unauthorized / discuss the hazards of them.

9. Slips / Falls:

Talk about an area inside facility or out that may have slip fall conditions.

 

 

 

10. Dock Door Safety: Hold pre-shift meeting at dock door and discuss importance of checking dock plates before entering trailers.

 

 

11. Slips / Falls:

Ask for two examples of a common area to have a slip and fall.  How will you reduce risks?

 

 

 

12. Racks:

Show what rack damage looks like and when and how to report it? Stress 2 bay rule.

 

 

 

13. Intersections:

Give an example of intersection safety and ask 2 people to help.

 

 

 

 

14. Demonstrate: Mount / Dismount lift truck (3 points) and demonstrate a pick hook to show ALARP and how to reduce shoulder injuries.

 

 

15. HR Topic – Active Listening:

Ask for 3 examples of Active Listening at work.

 

 

 

16. Forklift:

When must you look in the direction of travel when operating equipment?

 

 

 

17. Passing in Aisle Etiquette:

Talk about horns and identifying each other.

 

What needs to be done?

 

 

18. Pinch Points:

Ask for three examples of pinch points in your daily operation.

 

 

 

 

19. HR Topic:

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

 

20. Discuss:

Foot / Ankle Injuries / Lock Down.

 

What needs to be done to secure the facility on off hours – door, propane.

 

21. Maintenance: Invite a maintenance employee - have a maintenance person talk about equipment checks and demonstrate what a good one looks like.

 

22. Racks:

Show what rack damage looks like and when and how to report it?

 

Report-Report-Report

 

23. Pallet Jacks / Forklifts:

Bring to pre-shift and discuss how to use coast properly. For forklifts, discuss proper height of forks when driving loaded or unloaded.

 

24. Fuel Changing on Equipment:

Hold pre-shift at the battery chargers or propane changing area and ask someone to demonstrate the process and PPE needed.

25. Running Lines: Have a demonstration of outside running lines at the meeting on equipment used at the facility.

 

 

 

26. HR Topic:

Encourage employees to donate a gift during the Holidays;

TIP: Charity reduces stress.

 

 

27- Running Lines: What would cause a hand injury when discussing running lines?

 

 

 

 

 

28. Thanksgiving Day

 

turkey

 

 

 

29. Pinch Points:

Ask what pinch point would involve hands and how to achieve ALARP.

 

 

 

 

30. PPE – Vest Policy:

Ask the group if they understand what type of vest is needed when outside building?

MUST HAVE REFLECTION!!

 

 

 

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