General Safety Information
Tips For Staying Safe In A Warehouse
These helpful tips will keep you and your employees safe:
Always wear protective clothing including hard hats, gloves, vests, masks, belts, eyewear and proper footwear.
All areas should be kept clean and free of debris.
Treat aisles the same way you would a busy street. Look both ways and always stay alert when crossing or going around corners.
Never attempt to operate any machinery without the proper training.
When unpacking materials, immediately dispose of any debris that could cause slips and falls.
Empty trash cans before they fill all the way up.
Be careful when lifting heavy objects on your own. Use tools that can help instead.
Inspect ladders before each use.
Do not sit on or lean against stacked material.
Know the weight restrictions for all storage racks and lifting mechanisms.
Avoid wearing baggy or excessively loose-fitting clothing.
Always stack heavier objects on the bottom of piles with lighter objects on top.
Make sure emergency exits are clearly marked and you know the quickest route to safety from any location in the facility.
Know where first-aid kits and supplies are kept.
Immediately report any potential safety hazards to supervisors.