Year-end is a hectic, busy time for everyone. This is no less true at the warehouse, where the pressure is on to fill and deliver orders as quickly and efficiently as possible. It’s extremely important not to let safety fall down the priority list after the holiday blitz. While being more lax with your safety requirements might seem to get work done faster in the short-term, it can result in accidents that are debilitating for both your personnel and your production.
In most warehouse workplaces, it's easy to focus on investing only in the bare essentials when it comes to equipment. And while they might not often be thought of as a necessity in the warehouse, you may be surprised at how beneficial lift tables can be for your warehouse's everyday operational efficiency and fluidity.
In any given year, December is undoubtedly the most important month for packaging and shipping supply chains.
This year, however, December might be even more important than usual, as experts predict that prices for packaging and shipping supply chains will rise at an unusually fast rate.
With the start of winter just weeks away, many areas of the country are already beginning to see snowfall. To make sure your warehouse is prepared for the worst winter weather, it's important to take action now while the weather is still relatively mild for much of the country.
As the calendar moves increasingly close to December, it's time to start preparing for another winter so all warehouse personnel can stay safe while there's snow on the ground.
Keeping a warehouse adequately snow-free doesn't just mean shoveling its outdoor walkways and making sure its parking lot is plowed. Excess snow on top of a warehouse can weaken, and even damage, the structure and can threaten the safety of personnel and forklift battery management inside.
As the temperature outside begins to dip lower and lower, many warehouses across the country will be utilizing industrial space heaters to help keep personnel warm while on the job.
There are a wide variety of industrial space heaters available today that can fit the unique needs of virtually any workplace, from electric heaters to propane and natural gas-powered heaters
An organized warehouse is an efficient one -- and that's why it's important to ensure you maintain adequate warehouse organization and safety by setting up structural barriers in key locations throughout the warehouse.
Structural barriers can help keep personnel safe, equipment protected from damage and a warehouse more organized as a whole -- thus creating optimal warehouse efficiency.
Because forklift batteries require a fair amount of maintenance and monitoring, the lift truck battery room is one of the most integral areas of any warehouse. Forklift battery safety, as a result, is of utmost importance in these battery rooms -- and one safety feature all battery rooms should have is an eye-wash station that can rinse eyes that have been exposed to battery chemicals.