Warehouse Safety: Best Practices
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn about common sources of workplace injuries and illness for warehouse workers and how you can improve worker safety.
Warehouses can be a dangerous place unless proper engineering, administrative, and workplace controls are in place. There are a lot of moving pieces, and there are many ways in which an incident can occur. However, warehouse safety is not necessarily a difficult undertaking. This topic will help you to understand how to identify potential hazards in the warehouse and mitigate potential incidents from happening. A variety of businesses have storage and warehouse areas within their facilities, and it is a vital piece to their operations. As such, warehouse safety is an important issue. Safety hazards and the risk of incidents can be mitigated with by properly assessing potential hazards in the warehouse and addressing those hazards proactively. This information will help you navigate the potential hazards in a warehouse and provide key tips on how to implement effective engineering, administrative, and workplace controls to avoid incidents and potential costly OSHA citations.
• You will be able to define material handling.
• You will be able to identify at-risk behaviors throughout a warehouse and take steps to correct them.
• You will be able to explain how to prepare safety and health policies and procedures to address key warehouse hazards and keep employees safe within a warehouse.
• You will be able to recognize how to remedy hazards throughout a warehouse.