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1 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. BLR’s Safety Training Presentations Warehouse Safety

2 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Warehouse Safety Goals Material handling Warehouse hazards Quiz

3 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Back Safety Tips Don’t lift more than 50 pounds by yourself When reaching up, don’t overextend If standing in one place, put a foot on a footrest Push—don’t pull Squat—don’t bend Turn—don’t twist To reduce back pain—see your doctor

4 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Lifting Technique Stand close with a shoulder-wide stance Squat by bending your knees and hips Pull the load close and grip it Tighten your stomach, lift your head Rise up with your legs

5 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Forklift Operating Trained and authorized operators only Capacity and stability Operator inspections Rules of the road Pedestrian safety

6 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Forklift Traffic Walk along the sides of aisles (let forklifts have center of aisles). Listen and look for horn sounds, warning lights, and back-up alarms. Don’t approach a forklift until the operator indicates that it is safe to do so. Forklift’s steer from the rear. Never ride on a forklift, be lifted by a forklift, or fool around near a forklift.

7 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Manual Pallet Jacks Stabilize the load Keep proper back posture Keep the load under control Do not use as a skateboard

8 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Hand Trucks Choose the right hand truck for the job Stack the load so that you can still see over it Secure the load if necessary

9 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Hand Truck Operation Get a firm grip; watch your fingers Proper back posture Keep the load ahead of you and under control Designed for pushing—not pulling

10 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Powered Conveyors Use only if trained and authorized Do not climb over or under conveyors Do not ride conveyors Rollers and pinch points can catch hands, long hair, or loose clothing Emergency stops

11 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Warehouse Safety Goals Material handling Warehouse hazards Quiz

12 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Loading Dock Safety Congestion and forklift traffic Use caution when opening trailer doors Open dock doors are potential fall hazards Do not jump from docks Communication with truck drivers

13 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Forklift Dock Safety Chock the wheels Support the trailer nose Inspect the trailer floor Inspect the dock plate Open dock doors

14 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Pallets and Stable Loads Use the correct pallet Stabilize the load with interlocked stacking, plastic wrap, or straps Keep the pallet and load low when moving it Repair damaged pallets Not a manlift or used for scaffolding

15 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Stacking Loads Heavy objects under light objects Large loads under smaller loads Stacked evenly Objects not sticking out into aisles

16 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Drum Handling Dollies and hand trucks Forklift attachments Drums on pallets Stacking drums Incompatible chemicals

17 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Slips and Trips Water on the floor Plastic on the floor Straps and bands Electrical cords or air hoses Pallets and boxes

18 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Falls from Elevation Ladders Stairways Climbing racks or stacks

19 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Housekeeping Access to exits, fire fighting equipment, and electrical panels Keep aisles and stairwells clear Reduce accumulation of combustibles

20 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Personal Protective Equipment Eye protection Back supports Gloves Sturdy work shoes Dust mask Hard hats Earplugs Cold weather gear

21 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Emergency Equipment Fire extinguishers Sprinklers—18 inches Evacuation routes Electrical panels First-aid supplies Alarms and phones

22 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Warehouse Safety Goals Material handling Warehouse hazards Quiz

23 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Summary Back safety: correct posture and lifting technique Use material handling aids, but be aware of their hazards Diligent housekeeping practices prevent accidents Inspect pallets and use good stacking practices Wear your PPE

24 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz 1.List two potential slip and trip hazards that you might find in your warehouse: ______________________ 2.Material must not be stacked closer than ____ inches from a sprinkler head. 3.List the PPE that is required in your warehouse: _________________________________________ 4.Jumping down from docks is OK as long as you make sure the landing area is clear.True or False 5.Before moving a pallet of boxes, the worker should inspect the load to make sure it is stable. True or False

25 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz (cont.) 6.If a box is too heavy or awkward, what should you do? ____________________________________________ 7.Describe how you would know if a forklift was near you or approaching you. ________________________ 8.Describe the main hazard associated with a powered conveyor. ___________________________________ 9.When using a hand truck, you want to stack the boxes as high as possible to reduce the number of trips required.True or False 10.What should be done to help prevent trailer “creep”? ____________________________________________

26 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz Answers 1.Water on the floor, plastic, electric cords, air lines, broken pallets, cardboard, etc. 2.Keep material at least 18 inches from a sprinkler head. 3.Required PPE may include: safety glasses, back brace, dust mask, steel-toed work shoes, gloves, hard hat, ear plugs, etc. 4.False. You never know when you might land wrong and injure yourself. 5.True. The load should be stabilized by interlocking the boxes, using shrink wrap, or strapping/banding the load to the pallet.

27 11006133/0012 Copyright © 2000 Business & Legal Reports, Inc. Quiz Answers (cont.) 6.Ask a co-worker for help if the load is too heavy or awkward. 7.Hear the horn or back-up alarm, or see the warning light. 8.Pinch points can grab hands, hair, or loose clothing. 9.False. You do not want to stack the boxes so high that they will block your vision. 10.Chock the wheels of the trailer.


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