Warehouse and distribution safety has its unique challenges which range from terminal pickup and delivery, to rapidly moving powered industrial trucks, to stacking material, to using temporary employees. Edward Ballo has performed many inspections on warehouse and distribution centers, as well as having EHS responsibility for them. He has learned that setting high expectations for occupational safety and health is key to any organization’s success. Other key attributes to a robust program is for the supervision to ensure that all safety requirements are met by the employees.
Another example is to perform effective training for powered industrial truck drivers and pedestrians. Additionally, providing pedestrian railing, high visibility vests, mirrors, backing and forward motion lights for powered industrial trucks, rack inspections, adhering to warehouse and distribution stacking heights of material, aisles with one directional travel and mentoring employees through assignments with increased responsibilities all help toward having less risk in a warehouse or a distribution center.
Edward has also worked with leadership to organize the configurations of warehouses and distribution centers to ensure minimal employee contact with powered industrial trucks.
Contact Edward Ballo with e3s Consulting for assistance with your warehouse and distribution safety.