September 2019 Maintenance Safety Calendar

August 30, 2019



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. 

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September 2019 Maintenance Safety Calendar ImageWarehouse 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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September 2019 Maintenance Safety Calendar

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PPE:

Inspect all PPE before using. Bring fall protection for demonstration.

Foot Injuries:

What hazards are around you that cause foot injuries?  Discuss ALARP.

Cords / Plugs:

All powered tools must have a ground.  Inspect all cords before use – look for damage.

Hazcom:

How do you find out about chemicals? SDS. Bring one for demonstration.

Pallet Hazards:

Discuss pallet hazards and ways to reduce risk.

Pinch Points:

Fingers/hands and pinch points, ask how this type of injury can occur.

Hand Injuries:

How will you prevent a hand injury today in the shop area? Give 2 examples.

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Workplace Violence:

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

Fatal Risk:

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

Secondary Blocking:

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

Ladder Safety:

Name 3 items you check before using a ladder?

Seat Belts:

Discuss fatal risks associated with seat belts. When should you wear your seat belt?

Emergency Stops:

Find an E-stop and perform a demonstration.

Working from Heights:

When should you be tied off? When is harness inspected?

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Crosswalks:

What are the hazards of them, and can you use a phone while walking?

NO!

Fire Extinguisher Training:

ABC use for all types of fires.  Use PASS method.

Intersection Incidents:

Meet at a busy intersection and discuss the risks.

 

Use Quiz

Modifying Equipment:

Why is it unacceptable to modify any equipment?  Give an example.

Question:

What is ALARP, and how will you use it today?

Trip Hazards:

Find three trip hazards in your work area and discuss with demonstration.

 

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Question:

What must be done before leaving the job each day?

Power Tools:

Name 2 ways injuries can occur with hand held power tools.  How to prevent?

 

Emergency Stops:

Find an E-stop and perform a demonstration.

Stored Energy:

Discuss what equipment may have this and what to do to ALARP.

Guarding Using Hand Tools:

When can a guard be removed?

 

Emergency Evacuations:

Name the evacuation areas for fire/tornado.

Propane:

Discuss what must be used when dealing with propane.

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Forklifts:

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

Reporting Incidents:

Stress the expectation of reporting incidents.

         

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