5 Commonly Overlooked Warehouse Safety Hazards – Part 4

5 Commonly Overlooked Warehouse Safety Hazards

–Philip J Reed, on behalf of HP Spartacote

SLIPS AND FALLS

On television and in films, slips and falls are almost always portrayed humorously.  In reality, however, they are anything but.  From serious stumbling hazards to common overnight icing, slips and falls constitute a serious safety issue, and just like occurrences of improper lifting, it only takes one incident to change a life, and it won’t be for the better.  In order to reduce slips and trips, consider the floor itself.  If it’s cracked, pitted, damaged or otherwise in obvious decay, consider having it repaved, refinished, or replaced.  You should also consider a slip resistant garage floor coating to seal the floor and provide flush, blemish-free surface to walk on.  Make sure employees mark and clean up spilled liquids quickly. Also, make sure all cords, small tools, miscellaneous stock and other such hazards are kept out of walking areas.

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