Warehouse Safety

Over 145,000 people work in the over 7,000 warehouses. Of these people the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is much higher than the national average of all industries. Here’s additional important information about warehouse safety.

The potential hazards for workers in warehousing include:

1. Unsafe use of forklifts

2. Improper sacking of products

3. Failure to use proper PPE

4. Failure to follow proper LOTO procedures

5. Repetitive motion injuries

The top 10 OSHA standards most commonly included in the agency’s citations include the following:

  • Forklifts
  • Hazard communication
  • Electrical wiring methods
  • Electrical system design
  • Guarding floor and wall openings
  • Exits
  • Mechanical power transmission
  • Respiratory protection
  • LOTO
  • Portable fire extinguishers

Most, if not all, of these citations can be controlled by being proActive with your processes and controls.

Disclaimer: The information and suggestions contained in these safety talks are believed to be reliable. However, the authors of the topics and the owners of this web site accept no legal responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of such information or suggestions contained within these topics. These guidelines do not supercede local, state, or federal regulations and must not be construed as a substitute for, or legal interpretation of, any OSHA regulations.