In this Best Practice Series we will review Warehouse Safety.
Topic: Best Practices for Warehouse Safety
Thursday, August 27th, 2009
In this Webinar, our topics include Best Practices on:
- General Housekeeping
- Falls and Other Preventable Mishaps
- Material Handling Safety: the human body, forklifts and equipment
- Manual Lifting
- Fire Safety
- Chemical Safety
- Training and Education
A copy of the webinar presentation will be available after the webinar: Video
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Questions and answers from the webinar will be posted here. Feel free to contact the moderator or our sales team to answer any pre/post webinar questions.
Question & Answer Session:
Is forklift certification required?
OSHA’s requirements for certification are pretty lax, meaning that a warehouse manager could certify his employees. OSHA doesn’t require your employees to be certified by an outside agency, which is what I recommend. However, there are many companies who offer training kits so you can certify your employees and I would recommend this if you can’t afford an outside agency or you just don’t have the resources to take your staff on a field trip.
A quick note about training - I have been through the ringer before on forklift training and most companies want to do it themselves without properly understanding the real meaning behind “certification” – it’s about safety, and then secondary is training the person how to drive a forklift.
The injuries in the private industry, is that statistic for warehouses?
That statistic is across all industries. I truly feel that adding this to a warehouse safety webinar represents the seriousness of being safe no matter where you work.
Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry - Total recordable cases = 4,002,700 in 2007.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
Who do you recommend for forklift certification?
There are a number of companies that specialize in this, not to mention that your local forklift dealer can offer training as well. Here are a few companies that might interest you:
Will the presentation be available in Audio, Audio+Video, text, etc?
A copy of the presentation, along with a recording of the webinar will be posted in this forum.
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