Essential steps for making warehouse jobs safer
According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, more than 3 million accidents occur in the workplace every year, and many of them occur in warehouses. In fact, the warehouse and transportation sector had the second-highest injury incidence rate (the number of injuries per 100 full-time workers) of any sector, behind only the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector.
That’s what makes it so important to implement and enforce warehouse safety rules -- and our infographic can help.
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What are the most common safety hazards faced by people in warehouse jobs?
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has identified common causes of injuries in warehouses. They are:
- Unsafe use of forklifts
- Improper stacking of products
- Failure to use proper personal protective equipment
- Failure to follow proper lockout and tagout procedures
- Inadequate fire safety provisions
- Repetitive motion injuries
How much do workplace injuries cost employers?
Every week, U.S. companies pay approximately $1 billion in workers’ compensation costs related to workplace injuries. That’s a staggering figure, but there are ways to avoid these costs.
Our infographic explores critical warehouse safety topics and provides proven tips you can use to keep your workers – and your budget – protected at all times.
If you need help implementing these warehouse safety tips, or to find out more about our best-in-class employee safety training, contact us today.