Graphic Products Releases Warehouse Guide

By Jordy Byrd

From forklifts, docks, and conveyors, to charging stations and hazardous chemcals, unsafe situations exist throughout a warehouse. In the U.S. more than 145,000 people work in warehouses, processing and shipping goods that enable the American way of life.forklift steering wheel with warning label

At the same time, these workers face extreme threats to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries.

Graphic Products has released a Warehouse Safety Hazards & Solutions Guide to serve as a safety training tool and resource for the warehousing industry. The guide identifies hazards and presents solutions based on OSHA standards and guidelines.

The guide includes health resources for electrical hazards and materials handing – including booklets for controlling hazardous energy and basic electrical safety – and offers a safety checklist that facilities can use while inspecting their warehouse.

The guide examines the ten most frequently cited OSHA violations in the warehouse including:

  1. Forklifts
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Electrical, wiring methods
  4. Electrical, system design
  5. Guarding floor & wall openings and holes
  6. Exits
  7. Mechanical power transmission
  8. Respiratory protection
  9. Lockout/tagout
  10. Portable fire extinguishers

Graphic Products is an innovative leader, providing solutions for safety and visual communication since 1970. The company's full line of safety products, services, and DuraLabel line of industrial label and sign printers are designed for the modern workforce. Graphic Products leads the industry with safety training materials, educational resources, and up-to-date news and compliance information on topics like arc flash, chemical labeling, and pipe marking.

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