You probably already understand that warehouse safety awareness is an important element to your workplace. According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments in the US respond to an estimated average of 1,210 fires in warehouses every year. Warehouse fires result in an annual average of $155 million in direct property damage; these fires resulted in the death or injury of 22 individuals.
In addition, the 2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index ranks being struck by an object or equipment as the fourth most disabling cause of injury in US workplaces, costing companies $5.33 billion this year alone. Providing warehouse work area and walkway protection is key to keeping your employees and product safe.
But, do you know exactly how serious accidents can be for your business, your products, and the health of your employees? Hazards exist in every workplace, but the hazards presented in a warehouse or distribution center can be especially dangerous. Some of the most common facility hazards are fires and falling objects, both of which can injure your employees, damage your products, and lose hard-earned profit.
In the infographic below, we outline some important and often shocking numbers on workplace incidents.
But don’t worry. Adrian’s Safety Solutions is our name for a reason, after all! So we have some tips that can help keep your warehouse – and the people who work in it – as safe as possible.