Stacks of loaded pallets in the warehouse

Stacking Loaded Pallets: Everything You Need to Know

In warehouses and storage facilities, stacking loaded pallets correctly is crucial to preventing accidents. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Standards (OSHA) guidelines, materials should be stacked, blocked, interlocked, and limited in height to secure them against sliding or collapsing. The storage of the materials should not create a hazard as well. Poorly stacked…

Educating employees about how to properly lift a pallet can decrease workplace injuries.

How to Properly Lift a Pallet

Employees working in warehouses and manufacturing plants are particularly prone to injuries. In fact, a survey report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2019 ranked manufacturing and warehousing among the top five private sectors reporting nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses.  A typical reusable wood block pallet weighs 75 to 80 pounds and…

Basic PPE like hardhats contribute to warehouse injury prevention

Warehouse Injury Prevention: Easy Ways to Reduce Warehouse Accidents

When supply chain managers think about warehouse injury prevention, they’re often primarily focused on serious injuries that put lives at risk. However, these aren’t the only workplace injuries that should cause concern. Minor sprains, strains, cuts, and bruises can have a marked, detrimental impact on a company’s bottom line by slowing down productivity and reducing…

Forklift safety in the warehouse is important for employee safety and the bottom line

Why Forklift Safety in the Warehouse Matters to Your Bottom Line

Proper forklift safety in the warehouse isn’t just about preventing employee injuries, though that is its primary goal. It’s also about protecting a company’s bottom line, as improper forklift use can result in both direct and indirect costs. Damaged products, reduced employee productivity, fines, penalties, and increased insurance costs are all consequences of failing to…