Safety Services Company
January 29th 2009
In the U.S., there are about 7,000 warehouses employing more than 140,000 workers. Unfortunately, hundreds of fatalities also come from this industry. Injuries and deaths in warehouses are caused by improper use of forklifts, materials handling, inappropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) and more factors that employers fail to address. As a business owner, warehouse safety and knowledge of OSHA citations is critical.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), warehousing establishments are usually cited for the following 10 OSHA standards:
2. Hazard communication
3. Electrical, wiring methods
4. Electrical, system design
5. Guarding floor & wall openings and holes
7. Mechanical power transmission
8. Respiratory protection
10. Portable fire extinguishers
Other than setting guidelines in complying with the standards above in the warehouse setting, OSHA offered these warehouse safety measures:
OSHA has published a pocket guide to warehousing. Click HERE to view it.
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