How to Avoid Common Warehouse Accidents?
You start off the day with high hopes, your warehouse production and distribution is on target.
Suddenly there is an accident on the warehouse floor and everything goes wrong in the blink of an eye. Production stops, employee morale takes a hit and your business could be liable for compensatory damages.
Unfortunately, many business owners and warehouse compliance and safety managers face this all too familiar situation.
“In its 2018 Workplace Safety Index, Liberty Mutual estimated that employers paid more than $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs for disabling, non-fatal workplace injuries in 2015. The National Safety Council estimated that work-related deaths and injuries cost the nation, employers, and individuals $151 billion in 2016.”
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA also noted that all 10 most violated safety standards in 2020 affected warehouse employees. In other words, warehouse workers registered the highest number of workplace injuries.
With this in mind, here are the top 4 most common warehouse accidents and effective OSHA endorsed safety procedures to help you avert them.