Working in a warehouse can be very dangerous. Hundreds of people are injured in warehouses each year. Hazards lurk around every corner – literally! The good news is, there are ways to minimize the risk to employer and employee alike.
- Visibility: It is important to see clearly and be seen. Anti-Fog Safety Glasses provide crystal-clear vision even in humid conditions. Safety Mirrors allow you to see hazards around corners and at busy intersections, preventing accidents. High Visibility Clothing allows you to be seen from far away.
- Fall Prevention: Proper Fall Protection Equipment can prevent countless accidents. Safety harnesses, lanyards and connectors can be combined to create a custom fall protection system to suit most applications.
- Hazardous Materials: Proper storage of hazardous or flammable materials is crucial. Spills should be immediately contained. Spill Kits enable you to safely clean up and dispose of spilled chemicals.
- Housekeeping: Aisles and docks should be free of obstacles such as boxes, trash and dirt. Make sure Fire Extinguishers and Eyewash Stations are easily accessible and in good working condition. Do not over-stack pallets or boxes.
- Personal Protection: Proper lifting techniques (such as lifting from the knees, instead of the back) will prevent most back injuries. However, if heavy lifting is required on a regular basis, a Back Brace is recommended. Other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as Hardhats, Steel Toe Boots, and Safety Glasses are also valuable in reducing preventable injuries from falling or flying objects.