Warehouse Safety Tips | Episode 15 | Time For A Change

On today’s Podcast, we’re going to talk about creating, changing, and implementing new procedures.  So stay tuned…

Welcome to Warehouse Safety Tips!

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 WarehouseSafetyTips.com.

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 that industry are busy – we know time is money, so each episode will be as short and to the point as possible.And now that all that is out of the way – let’s get to the Podcast!

CoronavirusFor the 3rd Week in row – I’ve opted to break the rule of keeping information Evergreen, to further discuss the Coronavirus Pandemic we’re in the midst of.

I bring it up because during this Pandemic – we’ve seen things happen that we never would’ve believed, had we not experienced it ourselves.

Did you ever think you’d see the Disney Parks and/or the famous Las Vegas Strip shutdown and empty?

Did you think you’d ever see all sporting events – including an Olympic Games cancelled?

Those couple of examples are some of the more extreme measures that have taken place – but there are thousands of other ways this Pandemic has changed everyday life.
The title for our Podcast this week is “Time For A Change”.

Sometimes change can be very hard to make and/or enforce – but many times (Such as what we’re going through right now) it’s a must.

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Now back to the Podcast…

In the first part of our Podcast – we spoke about how sometimes change is a must.
We also spoke about a fraction of the changes we’re experiencing during the Coronavirus Pandemic.   During emergencies – you have to do whatever it takes to survive.  Lucky for us – that’s not usually the case.
What IS business as usual is the last 3 S’s of the 6S Methodology – and that’s standardization, safety, and sustaining.
Here’s the breakdown of each step.
Standardize: Revisit the first three S’s – sort, straighten (Also referred to as set in order), and shine – on a regular and frequent basis, and evaluate the condition of the workplace.
Safety:  The addition of SAFETY means you should constantly be looking around your facility to identify issues that can or could possibly affect your staff, production, service, and/or your overall facility – and work to eliminate those issues.
Sustain: Maintain the standard and improve every day.  This S allows you to strive for continuous improvement!
We mentioned change can sometimes be very hard to make and/or enforce.  Adopting the attitude of “We’ve always done it that way” and/or being close minded to change is a recipe for trouble.
If you’ve ever had the misfortune of attending a funeral – one of the things you’ll often hear are people saying, “It shouldn’t take an event like this for us to get together.  Let’s make it a point to change that going forward.”  The same thing happens when there’s an accident at work.  People state they’re going to pay attention and follow the rules MUCH closer.  The reactions and intentions surrounding both of these situations are genuine at the time they occur.  But after time, the reactions and intentions lose strength – and don’t resurface until the next situation occurs.
You’ve got to constantly be on the lookout for ways to eliminate, add, and/or change procedures.  MOST importantly, procedures must be ENFORCED to keep your facility as safe, productive, and organized as it can possibly be.
If you visit WarehouseSafetyTips.com – you’ll find the Show Notes for this episode.
Thank you for listening to Warehouse Safety Tips – and have SAFE day!



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