Cincinnati, OH, February 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- To eliminate work hazards, companies need to build a culture of safety. This means safety is a priority for everyone who works at the warehouse or distribution facility. Companies must provide the proper training and protective equipment, perform frequent inspections and promptly investigate issues. Management should keep the facility clean and neat, and properly maintain the equipment. Employees are encouraged to follow safety procedures at all times and report potential problems right away.
“With the constant movement of machinery and people, all employees must work together to minimize hazardous conditions. It’s also important to make sure contractors and temporary employees receive training. Accidents often happen when people become complacent, so they need to be alert at all times,” states Rich Hite, President of QC Software, a leading provider of warehouse control systems for the material handling industry.
There are many reputable companies that offer OSHA-compliant safety courses, but a larger company should consider hiring a trainer. This allows the company to design training programs to fit their specific needs and eliminate third party fees. When developing an in-house program, management should include input from safety experts, managers and employees who work on the floor. Training typically includes machine safety, proper lifting techniques, emergency care, safe handling of hazardous materials, and reporting procedures.
As employees complete training, management should test them to determine who needs additional help, and maintain records for OSHA compliance. Obtaining feedback is useful for evaluating the program and making it more effective.
When you provide training from the beginning and include consistent reinforcement and coaching, you can have a safe work environment.
For over fifteen years, QC Software has been recognized as an industry leader in providing innovative software solutions for order fulfillment and distribution centers. These solutions enable customers in North America and Europe to streamline their warehouse operations with the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. By using cutting-edge technology, their warehouse control system, the QC Enterprise, provides greater visibility and control throughout the supply chain. In addition, as the customer’s business grows and evolves, QC Software’s agile applications easily adapt to their changing business needs.
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