warehouse safety

April 25, 2018

Secure Your Pallet Racks To Prevent OSHA Violations

By |2018-06-26T13:25:15-05:00April 25th, 2018|Blog Posts, Warehouse Safety|

While you won't find a requirement for anchoring and securing your pallet racks specifically stated in the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, OSHA frequently cites racking safety issues (such as racks not anchored to the floor) under the General Duty Clause which states: Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment [...]

February 20, 2018

Manual Material Handling: Preventing Work-Related Back Injuries

By |2018-02-20T15:09:14-05:00February 20th, 2018|Blog Posts, Material Handling, Warehouse Safety|

Did you know that after the common cold, back injuries are the most common reason for non-attendance in the general workforce, accounting for one in every five injuries and illnesses in the workplace? And what's more, 80% of these injuries are are associated with manual materials handling tasks. While low back pain is the single leading cause of disability [...]

January 18, 2018

Warehouse Safety: How To Reduce the Risk of Falling Items

By |2018-05-08T14:31:03-05:00January 18th, 2018|Blog Posts, Material Handling, Pallet Rack, Warehouse Safety|

What Goes Up Could Come Down In any warehouse or storage operation where inventory is stored high on racks, falling items are always a possibility. Entire pallets, cartons, or individual items can fall for many reasons: a poorly installed rack system, improper loading or stacking, forklift impact, seismic activity, and rack failure. Naturally, any item falling from the top [...]

Man vs Machine: Warehouse Traffic Safety

By |2018-01-10T11:41:49-05:00January 10th, 2018|Blog Posts, Warehouse Safety, Warehousing & Distribution|

Did you know that each year 1 in 10 forklifts will be involved in an accident? OSHA estimates that 35,000 serious injuries and 62,000 non-serious injuries involving forklifts occur annually.  Forklift collisions account for about 46% of total forklift accidents including crush injuries where personnel are trapped between two forklifts, between a forklift and stationary surface, or where pedestrians are [...]

January 5, 2017

The Importance of Warehouse Safety Audits

By |2017-01-05T15:59:46-05:00January 5th, 2017|Blog Posts, Warehouse Safety|

If your warehouse is in violation of any Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, it could be a dangerous place for employees and visitors.  According to OSHA, many warehouse injuries and illnesses can be tracked to ten most prevalent warehouse violations.: 1. Forklifts 2. Hazard communication 3. Exits 4. Electrical – wiring methods, components, and equipment 5. [...]

July 23, 2013

June 17, 2013

Let There Be Light: Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Warehouse Lighting

By |2016-10-30T13:18:20-05:00June 17th, 2013|Blog Posts|

Tips to Maximize Your Warehouse Lighting If you’re looking for ways to increase productivity and improve safety in your warehouse, then it’s time to shine a light on an important topic: warehouse lighting. Proper lighting is essential for your warehouse environment to function at its best. Good lighting enables your staff to identify needed items on shelves, in corners...anywhere in [...]