We don't have to tell you that the cost of poorly followed safety requirements are incredibly high. You already know that in addition to the hard costs of accidents, such as downtime, higher insurance premiums and employee replacement, your business will also experience soft costs such as loss of morale. One of the best ways to reduce safety incidents is through efficient, engaging onboarding. That's a challenge with your full-time, regular employees, to be sure. But it's an even bigger challenge if your facility uses contractors or temp workers.
It's easy to preach "safety first," but unless you've created a comprehensive safety plan that involves conducting routine maintenance, instituting employee training, outlining safety policies and procedural standards and conducting frequent facility "checkups," it's likely that you're not as protected as you'd like to believe.
Sticking to a quick turnaround time on maintenance projects can be tough when those projects involve coordinating a large group of workers and interconnected tasks. Here's a few tips on how to keep your repair team on a tight schedule without sacrificing work quality.
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Maintaining an efficient, safe and organized distribution center is integral to any retailer's success. How can you improve your inbound and outbound order fulfillment process without wasting time or exhausting your resources? To find out, we talked with Sales Account Manager Steve Eggers at Custom Pak, a turnkey supplier.
Investing in protective guarding for your facility is a smart move — but what do you need to know in order to determine which products will offer the best solutions and ROI for your facility? Here's a guide to making sure you get exactly what you need when it comes to workplace safety, equipment protection and overall product longevity.
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When most people think of a warehouse, they picture an unfriendly, cavernous space — but not you. You know that there's opportunity in warehouse and distribution center design. And guess what? You're on trend. Large-scale distribution centers are breaking this stereotype by instituting a variety of cosmetic and functional changes — making them more efficient and worker-friendly.
When your manufacturing and distribution centers are a buzz of activity, forklift accidents can become a real safety concern. Here are some proactive measures can you take to keep your warehouse employees and infrastructure safe, even during the busy seasons.
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Why should hindsight be 20/20 when foresight can be just as clear?
By studying the high-traffic areas in your facility and keeping abreast of accident trends in your industry, you can stay one-step ahead of most common (and frequently occurring) workplace accidents — and reduce your overall maintenance expenses.
Have you stopped for a minute to think about where your customers' shopping experience begins? If you said the parking lot, you are correct! The parking lot is the first and last impression of their shopping experience.
Improving safety at your facility can often seem to be at odds with managing efficiency and keeping up with distribution volume. When all of the various moving pieces start to turn a little faster, it stands to reason that employee safety inherently becomes an even greater concern. But it doesn't have to be that way! Here are few injury prevention practices you can use to protect employees and assets in your facility, without sacrificing efficiency.