Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips for a Strong Safety Culture

Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips for a Strong Safety Culture

Matt Nieszczur
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Today we want to welcome Kevin Lawton of The New Warehouse Podcast. You can find him online at TheNewWarehouse.com. We asked Kevin if he’d share his top ten warehouse safety tips. Here they are:

Kevin Lawton’s Top 10 Warehouse Safety Tips

  1. When operating PIT (Power Industrial Trucks), be sure to travel with your forks as low as possible. This ensures safety for both equipment and staff.

  2. Be sure to enforce the small things. It contributes to the overall safety culture.

  3. Wear gloves and protective equipment.

  4. Assure that eye contact (A.K.A. 2-Way Recognition) is always made between tow or lift truck operators and pedestrians. If you see the driver, that doesn’t mean they see you, and vice versa.

  5. Be sure to always pick up debris (tape, trash, pieces of pallets, etc…) in your facility.

  6. If you see something, say something. If something looks “off”, it might be and should be addressed. Better safe than sorry!

  7. Proper investigation is a must for all incidents. Take action to constantly improve your safety culture from those investigations.

  8. Be sure to always secure loads, especially when traveling.

  9. Document everything, and create SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) to back up all activities. Train those SOP’s to every staff member.

  10. Communicate and engage with staff. Don’t just hear what your staff says; listen to them. Let them know you’re interested in constant and never ending improvement when it comes to your safety culture, and that they have a voice.

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Information from Warehouse Safety Tips!

If you’re a seasoned Podcast Listener – this podcast is going to be different from most you listen to.  It’s based around exactly what the name implies – Warehouse Safety Tips. And since the people in this industry are busy, we understand that time is money. Because of this, each episode will be as short and to the point as possible. You can find the show notes to each episode, links to information mentioned on the podcast, the social media platforms we’re on, and anything else related to the podcast at WarehouseSafteyTips.com

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