Warehouse Safety Concerns
The way a warehouse is laid out and managed affects the ability of that facility to perform. Warehouse management includes all the details from shelving configurations to safety training, and every detail plays a part in the overall profitability of that warehouse.
Warehouse safety is a good idea for everyone, yet it is easy to overlook in the race to fill orders as quickly as possible. The alternative, time lost in the aftermath of an accident, is clearly worth avoiding.
Top causes of warehouse injuries are:
- falling from a great height
- lifting and carrying heavy objects the wrong way
- being hit by falling or moving objects
- slipping on spilled liquids
- tripping over things in the wrong place
- being hit by machinery like forklifts
Other problems in warehouse environments are poor air quality, extreme temperatures, and inefficient layouts causing workers to expend time and energy with little to show for it so they hurry and overlook safety rules.
Carefully designing the facility to avoid potential hazards, providing easily accessible cleanup tools to prevent slippery floors, column guards and barriers to protect workers and equipment, and other logical arrangements do more than keep workers safe. Each prevented accident is worth more than the amount of money it saves since a healthy, safe working environment affects the way workers approach their responsibilities.
ChainDrive Warehouse Management gives you all the tools you need to lay out and maintain a cost effective warehouse or distribution center that is efficient, productive, and safe.