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The Warehouse Workplace: Dodging the Dangers and Disasters

The Warehouse Workplace DODGING THE DANGERS & DISASTERS The importance of creating a safe culture in any workplace cannot be overstated. Not only do accidents hinder the health and productivity of your employees, they can also lead to government fines and other increased costs to your company. It's important to be aware of the dangers so you can form a plan of action that prevents accidents and injuries. PROTECTING PROPERTY The Threats 1,610 $162 MILLION 18% .of direct property damage was caused by warehouse fires from .was the average number .of fires in warehouses of warehouse fires each are caused by electrical year from 2005 to 2009. failure or malfunction. 2005 to 2009. How to Stay Safe: Be mindful of combustible or Have the property inspected by a qualified licensed sprinkler contractor, especially when there have been changes to your storage arrangements. flammable liquids and aerosol products – they should only be stored in an approved flammable liquids room or SPRINKLER MAN AEROSOL cabinet. Schedule monthly, quarterly, and annual inspections for your sprinkler system and fire alarms. Follow a documented roof INSPECTION inspection and maintenance program, including how to address snow removal. WORKPLACE INJURIES The Threats $35,000 20,000 77% .is the average cost of a recordable injury in the U.S., including uninsured costs and productivity loss. .of workers who sustain .employees are injured in foot injuries weren't wearing foot protection. forklift-related accidents each year – that's 54 every day. How to Stay Safe: A formal employee training program can help reduce manual material handling and overexertion injuries. Establish a safety committee to review all injuries, including near-miss incidents, and perform regular recorded inspections of the facility. SAFETY COMMITTEE THE MANUAL Return-to-Work Programs should be supported by management to help get injured employees back to work earlier. Where necessary, enforce mandatory use of safety equipment, such as safety goggles, gloves, and footwear. RETURN TO WORK FLEET SAFETY The Threats Annually, motor vehicle crashes cost employers... $60 Billion over 85% 25% DISTRACTED On average, a nonfatal on-the-job crash costs $74,000 ..of truck cargo thefts .of all traffic crashes involve a distracted driver. happen to stationary, unattended trailers. How to Stay Safe: DRIVER POLICY TEST Conduct a training program for Have a written driver policy that includes disciplinary drivers that includes education on distracted driving, and enforce a company policy that forbids texting while driving. actions for drivers who fail to abide by driving standards. Provide security for trailers Consider implementing GPS while in transit and while satellite communications to parked to prevent theft of trailers and cargo. provide information on vehicle location, operations, and safety. Brought to You by ARBELL A INSURANCE Sources http://www.nfpa.org http://visual.ly/dangers-modern-warehouses-and-how-prevent-them http://www.ehs.okstate.edu/training/oshappe.htm http://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/warehouse-safety-its-no-accident/ http://www.osha.gov/Publications/motor_vehicle_guide.pdf http://logisticsviewpoints.com/2012/01/25/3-simple-tips-to-prevent-cargo-theft/

The Warehouse Workplace: Dodging the Dangers and Disasters

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Arbella Insurance offers safety tips for warehouse property, workers and car fleets.

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