Warehouses are one of the most popular worksites for the industrial workforce with over 145,000 people operating in over 7,000 warehouses. In fact, they tend to be one of the most dangerous environments with a higher fatal injury rate than the national average in all industries. OSHA frequently visits and provides citations to these warehouse, here are those top OSHA regulations that are violated: Forklifts (29 CFR 1910.178), Hazard Communication (20 CFR 1910.1200), Electrical (20 CFR 1910.303), Walking-Working Surfaces (20 CFR 1910.22), Mechanical Power Transmission (20 CFR 1910.219), Respiratory Protection (20 CFR 1910.134/103), LockOut TagOut (20 CFR 1910.147) and Portable Fire Extinguisher (20 CFR 1910.157).1
These micro-learning clips are designed to help learners understand what are the fundamentals of warehouse safety, how to properly handle warehouse materials, working safely with pallets, how to work safely with warehouse forklifts and working safely on a loading dock. Warehouse safety isn’t just one topic, it’s a comprehensive program that encompasses many topics that when effectively trained can promote a safety working environment. We’ve all been taught to bend at the knees, but we need more training as it relates to safe lifting in order to protect ourselves from injury.