| Industries| Topics Warehouse Safety Topics And Tips Essential steps for making warehouse jobs safer Infographics 07/26/2017 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. 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're interested in our warehouse staffing services, we invite you to contact us today.