Warehouses need to be safe for the managers and employees to run efficiently. It is one of the biggest concerns faced by the warehouse industry workers as they have to sustain many injuries and fatalities. To control the injuries and keep your warehouse safe, you needs to understand what are the common causes of these injuries.
The equipment used in the warehouses are too heavy including the forklifts and heavy pallets. They lead to injuries and fatalities in the warehouse in case someone is hit or run over by forklifts or falls between the trailer and the lift, or from an elevated platform. Over crowded warehouses and inadequate forklift safety training are the reasons for the accidents.
Sometimes the injuries are caused by slipping, tripping and falling due to slippery grounds, uneven floors and accumulation of debris, residue, grease, or cords lying in walking areas in the warehouse.
For production purposes, many warehouses use hazardous chemicals. If there are accidental spills or leakage of the chemicals, then the accidents cannot be prevented. These chemicals are definitely a big threat to the safety of the employees. But the use of these cannot be prevented.
Most severe injuries take place due to machine entanglement in a warehouse. The employees get entangled with dangerous and large equipment while working. Unfortunately very less can be done to save the person from these happenings. Machines are part of the warehouse and the worker will have to handle it. They have to remain alert and be as cautious as possible while handling these large machines. There is also high risk of the stacked items falling from the shelves and hitting a worker. The setup of the warehouse needs to be competent to avoid such human error.