Warehouse safety topics and tips

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.

Tips and key topics for professionals in warehouse jobs.

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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.

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