Companies often invest a considerable amount of time in modular, yet stable, warehouse furniture, fittings and shelving, and for a good reason. A proper layout can significantly impact productivity, safety and operations. Unfortunately, it often means warehouse floor maintenance falls by the wayside.
Every day, workers of the world head to their jobs fully expecting to return home in the same condition that they left. This is made possible when companies put the security of their workforce as the first priority.
Safety in Amazon warehouses has been scrutinized by the media in recent years, particularly for interactions between humans and robots. TechCrunch reports that the online retail giant has been introducing a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites to prevent accidents involving robotic systems in their warehouses.
While consumers participate enthusiastically in Prime Day, a sales bonanza staged each year by Amazon, the company’s workers regard it with something less than enthusiasm.
The $5 billion in sales the world’s biggest online retailer is predicted to generate over the 2-day event is expected to exacerbate what are alleged to be already stressful conditions for the company’s employees.
Why do so many workers and building occupants die from falling through plastic skylights? Why do we have a BLS.gov line item on falling through skylights, average about 16-20/year work deaths in the USA through 2017?
If something doesn't bring you joy, popular wisdom advises to get rid of it. Yet, supply chain managers don't have that luxury. Everything in their inventories has a reason to be there. That means organizing is much more complicated than for the average homeowner, and much more important.
After a worker was killed in September 2014 by electrocution at Seldat Distribution Inc. in Dayton, N.J., OSHA investigators found 10 serious violations at the warehouse. The fatality was caused by an improperly wired, powered conveyer system.
Among the articles in the October 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we answer questions on dangerous dusts, discuss respiratory protection programs and the risks and benefits of smoke tubes, and learn how to get creative with training programs.