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October 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.

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October 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar ImageWarehouse 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.

October 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar

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Nails:

Tell me what hazards nails can cause and most common areas to find them?

Cuts from Knives or Product:

Have an employee talk about or demonstrate how cuts can happen. How will you achieve ALARP?

HR Topic -Communication:

Ask an employee to explain how body language can affect how others react to what you say?

Running Lines and Pre-trip Inspection on PE:

Have forklift present and have an EE show how to properly do both.

Altering Equipment:

Stress importance of not altering equipment and hazards when operating altered equipment. Will not be tolerated.

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Aisle Etiquette:

Remind employees to use horns when passing or close by.

Cuts to the Hand:

Ask and have a demonstration about how hands can be cut at your facility.

Emergency Evacuations:

Ask does everyone know where the muster locations are?

 

Use Safety Test

Pallet Handling:

Ask, “How to transport a pallet?” Stand on its edge and slide it. Do not carry or leave a pallet on its end or edge.

Question:

Ask what Do people wear so we can identify they have signed in? What must be worn outside when dark?

HR Topic -Communication: 

Ask an employee for an example of a distraction when people are talking and how to avoid being distracted.

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SDS Sheets:

Give location of them and show one at the meeting. Show pictograms.

Safety Knives:

Have 5 employees show the type of knife they are using at the meeting and talk about authorized safety knives. 

Workplace Violence:

Discuss Run-Hide-Fight

Call Risk if you need info.

HR Topic -Communication:

Ask 2 employees for ways to make sure directions are understood.

Question:

When should a lift operator travel backwards?   

Question:

What direction should you be looking at all times when walking or driving a piece of equipment?

Nails:

Tell me what hazards nails can cause and most common areas to find them?

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Forklift safety:

Ask employees while forklift is in motion, the forks should be kept how??

Aisle Etiquette Passing:

Talk about horns and identifying each other.

 

Intersections:

Name 3 things that must be done when approaching an intersection?

 

High Visibility:

Stress the importance of outside walkways and high visibility vests.

Blood-Borne Pathogen:

Who can clean up spilled blood? Why? Talk about cuts to the hand.

HR Topic -Communication:

Let your employees know you appreciate them today.

Yard Safety:

Talk about the short days/darkness and how we reduce risks in yard.

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Forklift Test:

The first consideration before picking up a load should be? Answer: The size weight of the load to be lifted.

Aisle Etiquette:

Use horns when passing or close by   

HR Topic -Communication:

Talk about the importance of asking questions to clarify directions.

Three Points of Contact:

Please show and stress 3 points MUST be used.

 

 

 

 

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