Fall Prevention and Safety in a Warehouse Setting

Each job site is different yet all have something in common and that is the need for worker and visitor safety. For the duties pertaining to warehouse work there are products specifically designed to help you improve safety and increase throughput for your workers.

Some people may think safety procedures and equipment slow down the process of work but actually the opposite is true. All you have to do is think about one accident to realize how safety equipment will save your company money in the long run by avoiding accidents, down time, fines, worker’s compensation and more.

Today we look at a few pieces of equipment designed to provide safety in a warehouse setting. When static ground connections are an issue with activities like mixing, filling, and blending applications there is a simple answer – a grounding system also known as a static indicator system. It’s simple to install, lightweight, and can be set up within the hazard zone as long as the power supply is mounted in a local “non-hazardous” area. When the static dissipation circuit detects high resistance, the indicator system will set off alarms or stop the process.

Loading rack buildings are an excellent way to keep workers and equipment away from the elements. Depending on your needs, you can choose a simple structure or a building tailored to the specific shelter needs of your employees and equipment. Also, these buildings can be constructed with heating and/or cooling capabilities. It’s like having an office right there on the loading rack. Convenience and safety combined.

Loading rack buildings have options that can be added to suit particular job duties. Some optional features include:

• Acoustic tile and recessed lights for ceiling
• Countertops, custom cabinetry and steel shelves
• Custom exterior finishes
• Different style doors including aluminum, dutch, steel and more
• Floors with carpet, anti-fatigue mats, steel plate with tile, and more
• Bullet-resistant features like intercoms, transaction trays, and gun ports
• HVAC systems
• Exterior lighting
• Toilet facilities including ADA compliant traditional systems, self contained electric, chemical or composting systems.

OSHA compliant Fixed Position Ladders make sense for an elevated area that’s accessed frequently. Now workers won’t have to waste time constantly setting up a conventional ladder. With a fixed position ladder, you can rest assured that they are sturdy and with additional ladder cages you’ve got the ultimate fall prevention.

When elevated areas on a job site require frequent access a fixed ladder is the best way to prevent falls. If the job takes your workers multiple stories off the ground you’ll want to add a safety cage, too. OSHA compliant safety cages have a flared bottom opening for easy entry.

There’s so much to consider when trying to evaluate your facility and if it meets OSHA regulations related to 1910.27. Whether it’s ladder design, rung distance, paint or treatment, weight load, fastening, clearance, whatever; it’s best to leave this to a professional company, like Carbis, that is well versed in OSHA regulations. Don’t try to figure it out yourself.

Fall prevention is just as important at a warehouse site as it is at a transloading or construction site. Contact Carbis today to find out how we can provide the proper fall prevention equipment for your warehouse workers that will meet or exceed OSHA regulations.

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