Your warehouse safety checklist is an integral part of keeping workers safe. It’s important to do regular and complete inspections or audits of your space, equipment, and procedures. Detailed lists are an effective way to make sure you’re thorough. But workers aren’t always fond of this tool. Checklists can be tedious. And they can feel too nitpicky--almost insulting in their detailed simplicity--especially for more experienced, senior workers.
To keep workers safe and healthy, ongoing education about workplace well-being is a must, as is addressing common risks, so a hand safety toolbox talk should be on regular rotation. No time to create one? We’ve got a hand safety toolbox talk PDF written, designed, and ready for you. All you need to do is implement it.
To help keep workers injury-free, every health and safety manager must recognize the importance of ergonomics in the workplace.
Safety precautions in the lab help prevent or avoid accidents and give guidance about what to do in case of an emergency. Like the Scout motto says: Be Prepared.
Keeping OSHA recordable injuries low is a top concern for anyone involved in American workplace health and safety. Your total recordable incident rate, TRIR, can have a huge impact on company well-being. And a high TRIR is an indicator that your safety culture isn’t as strong as it could be. Those who work outside the US may use different terminology for their safety tracking, but the struggle is the same: helping everyone go home safe at the end of their shift.
Is it difficult to get your workforce excited about hand and finger safety? Do they glaze over when you mention preventing hand injuries? Your solution may be to gamify it.
Sharing safety tips for warehouse employees is an important component to any warehouse safety program. But to make your messaging effective, it’s important to consider the demographic you’re targeting. Safety education works best if it’s tailored to your intended audience. One important sector to focus on is millennials.
Lost time injury, LTI, is one of many terms used for tracking workplace safety. Understanding these terms, documenting the appropriate incidents, and calculating your company’s safety rating are musts for safety managers.
Teaching and enforcing protocols about how to use a scalpel safely are top concerns wherever these tools are used. This is because scalpels are known for being extremely sharp and dangerous. That makes sense; they’re most often considered surgical tools. In this application, they’re made to smoothly cut through skin, muscle, and connective tissue. Lacerations are their job.
Warehouse safety equipment, which includes personal protective equipment, or PPE, is imperative to ensure that workers stay safe. Supplying just any old gear, or the same gear for everyone, won’t get the job done.