5 Warehouse Safety Tips

warehouse safety

Warehouses can be a dangerous place to work in. With so many moving parts, it’s important to understand common warehouse hazards because they can lead to injuries and, in extreme cases, death.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the rate of fatal injuries in the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. Potential hazards for workers in warehousing include:

  • Unsafe use of forklifts
  • Improper stacking of products
  • Failure to use proper personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Failure to follow proper lock-out/tag-out procedures
  • Inadequate fire safety provisions
  • Repetitive motion injuries

The OSHA makes it their mission to ensure the safety and health of Ame