warehouse safety

February 20, 2018

Manual Material Handling: Preventing Work-Related Back Injuries

By | 2018-02-20T15:09:14+00:00 February 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 | 2018-01-24T16:17:03+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Blog Posts, Material Handling, Pallet Rack, Warehouse Safety|

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 of a high bay will be [...]

Man vs Machine: Warehouse Traffic Safety

By | 2018-01-10T11:41:49+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 June 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 [...]