Warehouse Safety Products to help you stay compliant
If your warehouse has pallet racking systems and mechanical handling equipment in use, the risk of damage to one or more of the components is inevitable.
Although pallets rack systems are designed and manufactured for high performance and rigorous use, if the rack system is overloaded beyond specification and rating, you can compromise its integrity and become a safety factor for your employees.
Besides, compromising the integrity of your rack can lead to injuries, death, or expensive repairs.
While OSHA does not enforce weight capacities for your pallet racks, if a pallet rack failure due to overloading or collision damage happens, and someone gets injured? Then, OSHA will get involved, and you can face serious violations.
Another safety issue in the warehouse that goes unreported and undetected is forklift operators damaging the uprights and beams, which also compromise the integrity of the pallet racks.
Accidents and injuries in the warehouse come with severe consequences but are preventable if you have a warehouse safety plan and are proactive infrequently replacing damaged pallet rack uprights and load beams.
Practice warehouse safety at all times, and avoid the increase of workers’ compensation and insurance rates, violations and fines, and legal expenses.
Another way you can help increase “warehouse safety awareness” is by providing employees with “warehouse safety training.”
Another way you can increase warehouse safety is by installing rack safety and protection equipment to avoid pallet rack upright damage. Some of the items to consider are
- weight capacity labels to prevent overloading of the storage system.
- Flue Space labels to properly maintain your transverse flue space.
- Pallet backstops to maintain proper longitudinal flue space.
- Wire decking to avoid objects from falling through the racks.
Below are some warehouse safety products that are inexpensive, convenient, and practical.
In addition, Flue Space Labels has partnered with various manufacturers in the material industry to help you stay compliant.
Not sure what your warehouse requires or need guidance and advice? Give us a call. We will provide you with a complimentary warehouse audit and help you reach your warehouse safety goals.