Eliminate Risks – Store Correctly, Inspect Regularly
Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16 – Released
From manual handling to dangerous goods, the supply chain and warehouse industry presents several hazards, but many injuries and accidents can be avoided by carrying out safe work practices. Safety should always come first, which is why Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation and Safe Work Australia, has released the Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16, an essential resource that aims to educate workers by providing instructions and information to reduce workplace risks.
Manual handling is a significant cause of injuries in warehousing and logistics operations, particularly where large amounts of loading, unloading and moving stock is involved. Awkward postures, confined areas and the use of incorrect equipment or tools can cause these injuries. To keep the workplace safe, manual handling tasks need to be constantly re-evaluated to ensure risks are controlled. Limiting the height of shelves to shoulder height and using powered conveyors or slides are just some of the suggestions the Guide offers to eliminate and reduce manual handling hazards.
Storage areas are another aspect of the warehousing industry with a number of potential hazards. Racking should be designed specifically for the type of product being stored, and regular inspections should be conducted to check its structural integrity. When storing dangerous goods, it is integral for employers to comply with legislative requirements in order to minimise risks. Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets ensure users of the dangerous goods are aware of the nature of the substances and any relevant emergency procedures.
“I would like to thank the sponsors of the Supply Chain, Warehouse & Distribution Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16. Their support has made it possible for it to be distributed free of charge.” – John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.
Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource guides. Each guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.
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