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7/9/2019  - WAREHOUSE SAFETY

Location: North Country Chamber of Commerce
Start Time: 8:00 AM - End Time: 4:30 PM
Member Price: $25.00 / Non-Member Price: $25.00

WAREHOUSE SAFETY

According to OSHA there are 145,000 employees who work in over 7,000 warehouses in the United States. The fatality rate for this industry is higher than the national average for all industries. Employees are exposed to many hazards in this environment. 

The following topics represent the most frequent safety violations through OSHA inspections. These topics will be discussed

· Docks

*  Injuries can occur at the docks when an employee falls, products fall on or strike an employee, or when a forklift runs off the dock.

· Forklifts

*  Operating a forklift can be very dangerous. Forklift turnovers account for the majority of forklift-related fatalities. 

· Conveyors

*  Conveyors pose pinch-point and nip-point hazards for employees. Employees can also be struck by falling objects. They may also develop musculoskeletal disorders through repetitive motions and awkward positions.

· Manual Lifting & Handling

*  When manual lifting and material handling is required, employees are exposed to injury often resulting in strains and pulled muscles, especially to the back.

· Charging Stations

*  Charging stations may pose a risk of fire and explosions. Proper procedure is imperative.

· Ergonomic Issues

*  Musculoskeletal disorders may be caused by repetitive motions, improper lifting techniques
or poor workplace design.

· Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

*  A site hazard assessment should be performed at your warehouse to determine what PPE will be worn. The PPE will be based on the present hazards. Employees should be properly trained on proper PPE selection, use and maintenance.

· Other Safety Issues

*  Lockout/tagout program to prevent equipment from being accidentally energized.

*  Emergency action planning. 

*  Housekeeping- slip, trip or fall injuries

Instructor: GEORGE MAUCH, CITEC   

George Mauch has spent over thirty years with General Motors in various management positions. The majority of his career was spent in manufacturing. Concerning his role dealing with safety specifically responsible for training and implementation of safe work practices, rolling out new safety initiatives; Job hazard analysis, What’s wrong with this picture, Pre-task planning, Take two, Team board implementation and related safety metrics, and fork truck/hoist inspection to name a few, lead role in accident investigation, root cause analysis and report out and involvement in various plant safety steering committees relating to safety improvements and new equipment/process installations from a safety perspective.

· Registration fee includes cost of meals/refreshments

· Certificate of Achievement will be given to attendees for each class completed.

· Cancellation must be received 3 days before day of seminar and may be subject to refund charges & no shows will be charged

Funding Provided By: New York State Occupational Safety & Health Hazard Abatement Board through the OSH T+E Fund

 

 


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