5 Commonly Overlooked Warehouse Safety Hazards
–Philip J Reed, on behalf of HP Spartacote
Loose clothing, long hair and jewelry can all get very easily caught in machinery, or even into the boxes or items that are being carried and stored. In a fast-moving warehouse, this is extremely dangerous. Require everyone in the warehouse to wear clothing that won’t drape in unexpected places, and ban jewelry as well. It can easily fall into machines and pull a person – or part of a person – in along with it. Even simple wedding bands can become stuck in devices or can otherwise compromise an employee’s safety and mobility. Long hair carries the same risks, so require caps or hard hats that will hold it tightly to the head. Enforce a zero-tolerance policy on offenders; their safety and your liability is never worth the risk.