Workplaces involving heavy objects and moving vehicles get riskier as colder weather sets in, but they do not have to become dangerous. Here are a few focus areas to target so you can send your people home safely every day.
Warehouses are constantly looking for ways to boost productivity and streamline their practices. This process starts with simplifying operations and making sweeping changes that utilize technological advancements and forward-thinking ideas.
Demand for goods is likely at an all-time high. Many people who were stuck at home during the pandemic restrictions opted to make home improvements and upgrades. Combine that with significant supply chain slow-downs and there is a recipe for extreme demand.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted industries across the globe, with e-commerce being no exception. In fact, e-commerce sales have soared, increasing by over 33% in 2020 and projecting to grow another 13% in 2021.
California has had its fair share of fires over the years, especially the wild variety. This year’s wildfires have already burned more than 1 million acres, and nearly a dozen are still ablaze. Now, the Golden State is facing an uptick in warehouse fires in some of its biggest and most populated cities, including Oakland, Carson and El Sereno.
An efficient and functioning warehouse should run like a well-oiled machine. Everything should be in its place, and everyone should know where to go at all times. Of course, that only works on paper. Once we introduce humans and the problem of human error into the equation, things start to go awry.
When managing a cold storage warehouse, the top priority is keeping the goods within the required temperature range to avoid spoilage that could sicken consumers and upset clients. That’s a crucial aim, but it’s also vital to protect the workers and the building itself. Here are some practical ways to do that.
The combination of large vehicles, heavy machinery, uneven terrain and large loads make the loading dock dangerous for warehouse workers of all kinds. Dockworkers, truck drivers and employees that work elsewhere in the facility must exercise caution when in this area.