Warehouse Safety

Warehouse Safety

Did you know that more than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses across the United States? Would it surprise you to find out that the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries?  Warehousing is a high volume, fast paced industry and serves as a lynchpin for commerce nationwide.  The unfortunate side effect of this fact is that safety can often fall to the back burner in many facilities.  

Hettrick, Cyr and Associates, has been providing technical safety expertise and progressive business solutions in the Warehousing Industry for over 2 decades and is keenly aware of the special difficulties that warehousing operations face on a day to day basis.  We’ve developed many innovative solutions over the years to some of the industry’s most common problems:

•       Unsafe use of forklifts
•       Improper stacking of products
•       Failure to use proper personal protective equipment 
•       Insufficient new employee training
•       Failure to follow proper lockout/tagout procedures
•       Inadequate fire safety provisions 
•       Repetitive motion injuries 
•       Poor or insufficient documentation

Not only do warehousing operations have a unique challenge due to the type of industry, but due to the facilities themselves, the dearth of potential regulatory issues is immense.  For warehousing establishments, the 10 OSHA standards most frequently included in the agency’s citations were:

1.     Forklifts
2.     Hazard communication
3.     Electrical, wiring methods
4.     Electrical, system design
5.     Guarding floor & wall openings and holes
6.     Emergency Exits
7.     Mechanical power transmission
8.     Respiratory protection
9.     Lockout/tagout
10.   Portable fire extinguishers

With all those factors working against you, please allow us to assist!   We have provided many services to our clients over the years including:

•       Specific or complete safety program development, implementation and training
•       Scheduled or random mock OSHA compliance audits
•       Supervisory leadership training
•       Safety Committee management
•       Toolbox talk/mini-meeting programs and topics
•       Recordkeeping review

Whatever your needs are, rest assured Hettrick, Cyr and Associates is qualified and confident in being able to tailor specific solutions to your unique challenges.  Send us an email or call us as (888) 805-0300.

Hettrick Cyr & Associates Corporate Offices

59 Sycamore Street Glastonbury, CT 06033
Tel: (860) 652-9997
Toll Free: (888) 805-0300
Fax: (860) 657-8193