Top OSHA Violations We See in Warehousing

In August 30, 2012
On OSHA

Over the decades, Cardinal Integrated Systems has been in thousands of facilities, and we have seen our share of clear OSHA violations. These violations can not only result in significant fines by OSHA, but they can also result in injury, lost productivity, and increased costs associated with injury.  These are a few of the violations that we see most frequently:

  1. The absence of systematic safety reviews – How often do you perform and document a review of your facility and potential hazards? A regular, systematic review of your facility ensures you are doing all you can do to keep employees safe, reduce accidents, and improve results in your facility at the same time.
  2. Non-functioning safety devices – Safety devices, such as photo eyes, reversing edges, and audible warning devices are just a few of the items that should be in working order at all times. A systematic review would ensure proper operation.
  3. Racking not labeled – Racking needs to be labeled to ensure the proper products are being deposited there and that the loads deposited do not exceed the rated capacity of the racking.
  4. Racking Beams Not Properly Locked –  There are proper ways to ensure that racking is locked in accordance with its specifications.

If you are unsure if your facility is deficient in any of these areas, give us a call. We would be glad to assist you in a review and help you set up a program to ensure your facility is within OSHA safety regulations.

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