Warehouse Safety Tips | Episode 18 | Lose Or Learn?

On today’s Podcast we’re going to talk about how you react to issues. 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!

Right off the start of this Podcast, I want to point out something I’ve said on many previous ones before it – and that’s that talking about current topics goes against maintaining an evergreen framework. If you haven’t listened to previous episodes and/or aren’t aware of evergreen in that context – it’s simply keeping your topic timeless, so that the info is relevant no matter when you listen to it. The non evergreen elephant in the room is the Coronavirus Pandemic that’s occurring in the world right now. If someone is listening to this Podcast in the future – hopefully the Coronavirus will have had a vaccine developed that keeps it at bay and/or it’s been eradicated altogether – and it will no longer be a timely subject. What WILL be timely, and the reason I continually bring it up – is how we choose (Or chose) to react to it.

When attempting to create the light bulb – Thomas Edison could have taken the adversity he was experiencing and just given up. Instead he’s quoted as saying, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Another person more than familiar with adversity was Nelson Mandela. One of his famous quotes is, “I never lose. I either win or learn.”

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Now back to the Podcast…

In the first part of this Podcast I mentioned how our country is still in the grips of the Coronavirus Pandemic – and brought up a couple quotes of how notable people in history dealt with adversity.

The question is, will Safety Teams and facilities focus on the downsides of this this situation – or will they use it as a learning experience of how to make things better going forward?

Whether you were fortunate enough to be considered essential and allowed to remain in operation – or when you return from the shutdown you’ve been in – take the time to implement 6S Methodology.

Sort, Set In Order / Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain for Safety.

Of course you’ll be implementing and training on proper and heightened hygiene and social distancing – but don’t stop there.

Play chess instead of checkers. What I mean by that is thinking several moves ahead.

Look for potential hazards before they occur.
Think about how your facility would react to a fire, tornado or storm, gas leak, or shooting.
Put yourself in team member or staff’s work area and see if they have everything they need – and/or things they don’t.
And anything else you can think of doing that will improve your facility.

And make sure you document your findings for future discussions and/or to put into action via SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

In essence – don’t lose, LEARN!

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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