There has perhaps never been a more critical year to observe National Safety Month than this one. National Safety Month not only sheds light on some of the best practices in the industry — as well as organizations that get it right — but also standards we all need to adhere to in this new age. To help your facilities and employees remain safe, here are a variety of National Safety Month ideas for your warehouse. Be sure to check out the full blogs linked below.
Navigating the New Normal for Safety in Manufacturing and Warehousing
Navigating the new normal for safety in manufacturing and warehousing can be tricky, but you shouldn’t lose hope. Heeding the expert advice provided by the CDC as well as the National Safety Council will ensure your facility is set up for success. You will find additional resources in this blog, including those from OSHA and NAM.
As you may know or learn from these resources, the manufacturing industry faces unique challenges when it comes to new guidelines due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, manufacturing and distribution centers represent a workforce that is as crucial and essential as ever. Also important for things to run smoothly is your facility’s adherence to forklift safety standards. We shed some more light on this topic in the blog below.
The Importance of Forklift Safety
We can’t cover National Safety Month without discussing one of the most active areas for both safety successes and safety failures — forklifts. The importance of forklift safety cannot be overstated. It may also help you to learn a little bit more about the history of the forklift and how it came to be (or at least entertain you).
NIOSH notes that each year nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. However, avoiding the use of forklifts is simply impossible. Your facility would have great difficulty without them, which is why it’s important to follow everyday forklift safety tips — not just during National Safety Month.
If you’re looking for some new safety role models to keep an eye on, we’ve had the pleasure of working with a variety of amazing organizations over the years. Check them out in the blog linked below.
A Salute to Safe Workplaces
In this blog, we discuss what Adrian’s products suited their needs best as well as how we joined forces to problem-solve for even the most unique safety issues. In warehouse and manufacturing environments, it often takes a great deal of dedication and creativity to overcome certain challenges, especially with the ongoing prevalence of COVID-19. You may also be interested in these five ways to keep your distribution center safe during a pandemic.
If you’re curious about what makes one company safer than another, EHS Today put together an annual list of America’s Safest Companies and outlined some parameters, which we also discuss in the above blog. Some of these parameters include supportive and flexible leadership, good company communication about the value of safety, comprehensive training programs, low rates of injury and illness, and more.
Strive for Safety Every Month
Celebrating National Safety Month or not, you should always strive to make your facilities safer. If you’re looking for a friend in your pursuit of safety, Adrian’s is here to help. You can learn more about our affordable safety solutions or request a free sample by contacting us today.
This post was originally published June 3, 2019 but has since been updated.