Workplace Safety: Top 10 Tips for Security & Prevention

Workplace Safety: Top 10 Tips for Security & Prevention

Matt Nieszczur
7 minute read

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On this episode of Warehouse Safety Tips, we’re going to discuss the Top 10 Safety Tips of the workplace.

1. Safety Training

This first tip sounds like common sense, but before you can practice safety and productivity, you have to know what’s expected. That means being trained by your facility’s Safety Team, and staying up to date on new developments and practices. It also means being proactive and looking for ways to constantly improve the 6S Methodology of your facility. If you’re unaware of what that is, be sure to listen to Episode One of our Podcast.


2. Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

We just mentioned being proactive. That brings us to the second tip of our Top Ten – and something that’s very similar to a popular safety campaign: “If you see something, say something.” Instead of being limited to suspicious activity, this version relates more to your own responsibility for the degree of safety around yourself. If you see something that needs attention, let your safety team know about it. We’ll revisit this idea with a broader view at the end of our Top Ten.


3. Preventative Maintenance

Our third tip is another one of those areas that many think of as common sense, but in the long run, is one of the most important areas of all. That area is prevention.  An overwhelming amount of issues can be avoided with an ounce of prevention. This prevention can come in the form of not participating, reporting, and/or not condoning horseplay, assuring maintenance is being kept up with on the tools and machinery you’re responsible for, and/or something as simple as making sure there’s a place for everything/everything’s in its place.


4. Pride In Your Work

Famous author E.L. James is quoted as saying, “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” Taking pride in your work goes hand in hand with safety. Incidents are unlikely to occur when you’re dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s.


5. Safety Equipment

Our fifth tip makes sure you – and everyone around you – are always wearing and utilizing the proper safety equipment.  This includes, but is in no means limited to hard hats, gloves, uniforms, lock out tag out equipment, braces, steel toe boots, glasses or goggles, and harnesses.


6. Safety Practices

Tip number six picks up where the equipment of tip number five left off – and that’s with safety practices. Again this includes, but in no means is limited to proper lifting techniques to avoid injuries, paying close attention to safety tape and signs, and simply staying alert.


7. Job Knowledge

Tip seven sounds a lot like tip number one, but we think of it as a one off situation. Tip one dealt with knowing the Safety and Productivity Procedures of your facility. Tip seven deals more with the specifics of individual jobs and tasks. You should make yourself aware of all safety rules, procedures, and potential hazards before starting a job that you haven’t done before.


8. Authorized Access

In tip number six, we mentioned lock out tag out equipment. In tip number eight, we discuss making sure you’re only in areas you have Authorized Access to. This includes, but is not limited to, access related to duties, security level, and/or knowledge. In essence, stay where you’re supposed to be at all times.


9. Cleanliness And Organization

When it comes to safety and productivity, tip number nine covers the order you maintain, via keeping things clean and organized. This step is absolutely paramount. Assuring there are no tripping or slipping hazards, and everything is stored in ways that avoid harm to staff and/or equipment, can be half the battle in keeping you and your facility safe.


10. We’re ALL In This Together

As mentioned at the beginning of our Top Ten, we said tip number ten would have a broader view of tip number two. Whereas tip two is based on a personal view of safety in the workplace, tip ten lets us know that we’re all in this together. It’s like the old saying, “Many hands make light work.” The same is true of safety. When you make it the goal of a facility and its staff to have the backs of everyone involved, safety becomes a shared effort.


Thank you for listening to Episode Three of Warehouse Safety Tips – and have SAFE day!



Information from Warehouse Safety Tips!

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