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September 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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September 2019 October Preshift 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.

September 2019 Warehouse Safety Calendar

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Running Lines:

Body parts kept within running lines of equip.  Discuss how this could cause a hand Injuries.

Dismounting:

Demonstrate the proper way to dismount powered equipment and ask how can I be injured? (strain / hyperextension)

Discussion:

Cross-aisle intersection safety; take meeting to this type of area.

Blind Spots:

Ask for 3 examples and how to reduce risks.

Cuts on Job:

Ask associates how cuts can occur in their jobs such as knives, slip sheets, nails etc.

Seat Belts:

Why must a seatbelt be worn?

 

Explain SLAM:

Continuous situation assessment: areas change all the time, wet spots, other employees, debris, etc.

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Evacuations:

Talk about meeting areas, get off equipment and walk to the evacuation areas.

Crosswalks:

Discuss the location of crosswalks and ways reduce risk in the yard. 

NO PHONES!

Dock Door Safety:

Have mtg at a dock door and ask about hazards. i.e., hinges, ropes, etc.

Straps:

Bring a strap to the meeting and ask what are a couple hazards and how to reduce risks?

Propane/PPE:

Have a demonstration, then explain danger of a propane burn.

Foot Injuries:

Discuss the most likely foot injury at your facility. How do you achieve ALARP?

Data Plate:

Bring a piece of equipment to the meeting. Identify and discuss the data plate.

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Pinch Points:

Ask for areas in the facility where pinch points exist. Talk about ways to reduce risk of injury.

Demonstration:

Show proper lifting techniques; show someone picking up a box. Ensure bend at knees, head straight, elbows in.

Eyewash:

Talk about site-specific eyewash/shower stations, have meeting at site. Flush with baby shampoo.

 

Use Quiz

Hand Injuries:

Ask the group how they will reduce the risk of hand injuries?

Seat Belts:

Ask the group when must a seatbelt be worn?

Housekeeping:

If you see something on the floor, pick it up.  How can others be injured?

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Trailer Damage:

Talk about damage to the inside of trailers while loading and hazards inside.

Discussion:

Expect the unexpected; cases falling, glass in a pick slot, nails in boards, etc.

Running Lines:

Ask the group to show what a running line is?

Inspections:

Have someone demonstrate a pre-trip check of powered equip. What is data plate?

Hydraulic Hose Burst:

Explain reporting and flushing (no tear shampoo)

Aisle Etiquette

Give a demonstration on what’s expected in aisles especially when passing.   

Footwear:

Check some shoes while at meeting and talk about good foot/ankle protection.

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Pinch Points:

Conduct meeting at a dock door show where pinch points are. Ask examples of pinch points.

Demonstration:

Bring a piece of equipment to the meeting and demonstrate 3 & 4 points of contact.

         

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