BEAVERTON, OR — From forklifts, docks, and conveyors, to charging stations and hazardous chemicals, unsafe situations exist throughout a warehouse. In the U.S. more than 145,000 people work in warehouses, processing and shipping goods that enable the American way of life. At the same time, these workers face extreme threats to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries.
Graphic Products has released a Warehouse Safety Hazards & Solutions Guide to serve as a safety training tool and resource for the warehousing industry. The guide identifies hazards and presents solutions based on OSHA standards and guidelines. The guide includes health resources for electrical hazards and materials handing – including booklets for controlling hazardous energy and basic electrical safety – and offers a safety checklist that facilities can use while inspecting their warehouse.
The guide examines the ten most frequently cited OSHA violations in the warehouse including:
- Hazard communication
- Electrical, wiring methods
- Electrical, system design
- Guarding floor & wall openings and holes
- Mechanical power transmission
- Respiratory protection
- Portable fire extinguishers
Visit GraphicProducts.com or call 888-637-3893 to improve your facility’s safety and productivity.