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1Safety Tutorial for Warehouse Assistant Denise HourihanEastridge High School
2Training Tasks for Warehouse Assistant Proper lifting techniqueLadder safetyProper use of hand trucks, dollies, and hoistsForklift safety (may not be driven by minors)Keeping work area cleanEmergency and evacuation proceduresChemical safety/ hazardous materials
3Pre-TestThere are at least five unsafe practices shown in this picture.What are they?
4Pre-Test Answers Five unsafe practices are: Worker is reaching too high to lift box.Worker has leg on second rung of ladder.Worker is in an unstable position.Box may be too heavy to lift.Forklift is behind worker.
6Safety Equipment Hard hat Goggles Steel-toed boots Earplugs Fire extinguisherBack support beltSafety equipment in warehouse
7Tools Hand truck Dolly Box cutter Hand tools (screwdriver, hammer, wrench, etc.)
8Equipment/MachineryFork lift truck (not to be used by anyone under 18 years old)DollyHand truckComputerLaddersOverhead lifting equipmentConveyors
9Electrical Keep ladders away from electrical lines Water and electricity don’t mixBe sure the following are in good condition:OutletsPlugsCordsExtension cordsGround Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)Light bulbs (correct wattage)Circuit breakers/fuses
10Floors, Doors, Exits Aisles, exits and doorways must be kept clear Keep floors cleanClean up spills right awayExits and doors must be clearly markedAll employees must be aware of all exits from building in case of emergency
11Chemical Hazards Powders Dusts Gases Vapors Liquids Know the chemical hazards in the workplace and the safety procedures for handling them.
12Ergonomic Hazards - Lifting Use proper lifting techniqueBend at the knees to liftUse a lifting aid or cartAvoid over-reaching, twisting or lifting over headAsk for help when needed
13Infectious diseasesBlood borne diseases – exposure to items contaminated with human blood or body fluidsWash hands after using restroom.Avoid rusty nails, needles, splinters, bloodKeep work areas clean
14Fire Where are the fire extinguishers? When should they be used? How do you operate a fire extinguisher?What types of fire extinguishers are there?Where are the fire exits?
15Robbery, Bomb ScaresDo not resist a robbery attempt. Give up the merchandise and don’t put yourself in a position to get hurt.Let your supervisor know as soon as possible.Be familiar with emergency evacuation procedures.
16Angry/threatening Customers Listen to customer and acknowledge his or her concerns.Ask what you can do to fix the situation.If possible, handle customer on your own.If not, ask for help from your supervisor.
17HOW and to WHOM DO YOU REPORT AN INJURY Report any on-the-job injuries to your supervisor immediately.Supervisors must report the injury within a certain amount of regardless of whether the injury required professional medical attention or lost time.You will need to complete an accident report.Be familiar with the policies for your company.
18Post Test (True or False) There is no need to train a warehouse assistant in the proper use of ladders.Hard hats and steel toed-shoes are usually required in a warehouse job.It is important to bend from the waist when picking up boxes.Warehouse workers do not need to worry about chemical hazards on the job.You should not stand on the top two rungs of a ladder.A 16-year old can drive a fork-lift truck.
19Post Test (True or False) In the event of a robbery, you should protect the company’s property at all costs.Any on-the-job injury should be reported to your supervisor immediately.It is important to know the location of all exits to the building.It is not necessary to keep your work area clean because that is the janitor’s job.