5 Essential Warehouse Safety Topics & PPT Meeting Templates

Warehouse jobs can be repetitive or even downright boring, according to workers. Unsafe behavior can be a constant temptation, but it’s up to management to provide an environment where safety can thrive.

Pallet jack-related injuries, for example, occur when workers ride, race, or otherwise use these trucks improperly. Since 2002, there have been over twenty-five fractures, eight amputations, and four fatalities associated with pallet jacks.

Review important warehouse safety topics with your team. As you lead your meetings, be sure to provide plenty of opportunities for interaction. Make participation your #1 goal.

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General Warehouse Working and Handling Safety PPT

Warehouse work can result in a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and pains from repetitive motion, standing in one position, or working overtime. Other injuries and even death can result from falls and collisions with powered equipment or other workers.

This meeting covers materials handling and lifting safety, working around powered trucks, aisle and traffic safety, and ergonomics.

Conduct this meeting and log attendance for free on Safesite (iOS, Android, Desktop).

Download and customize the Warehouse Working and Handling Safety PPT or view this meeting as a PDF.

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Forklift Safety PPT

As many as 95,000 total forklift accidents occur on an annual basis. These powerful trucks can be extremely dangerous for workers who drop their guard or neglect to follow best practices.

Review true stories of forklift-related incidents and fatalities to drive home the importance of your safety protocols.

Conduct this meeting and log attendance for free on Safesite (iOS, Android, Desktop).

Download and customize the Forklift Safety PPT or view this meeting as a PDF.

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Loading Dock Safety PPT

To load and unload shipments safely, remind your team to recognize and avoid the hazards of material-handling equipment and working at an elevated height.

Review loading dock work safety basics, semi-truck/trailer safety, and dock leveler/cross plate safety in this meeting.

Conduct this meeting and log attendance for free on Safesite (iOS, Android, Desktop).

Download and customize the Loading Dock Safety PPT or view this meeting as a PDF.

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Conveyor Safety PPT

While conveyors reduce your teams’ risk of lifting and carrying-related injury, there are safety hazards to avoid. In this meeting, review conveyor hazards, safety practices, and maintenance and repair protocol.

Conduct this meeting and log attendance for free on Safesite (iOS, Android, Desktop).

Download and customize the Conveyor Safety PPT or view this meeting as a PDF.

fire and emergency warehouse topic

Emergency Preparedness PPT

An annual review of your emergency plan is required by US Federal OSHA.

Edit this meeting template to include your plan, or supplement your plan review with the safe practices covered in the meeting.

Conduct this meeting and log attendance for free on Safesite (iOS, Android, Desktop).

Download and customize the Fire and Emergency Preparedness Safety PPT or view this meeting as a PDF.

More Warehouse Safety Management Resources

Access the full library of warehouse inspections and toolbox talk templates on the Safesite app. With Safesite, you can conduct mobile inspections for free.

In addition to conducting paper-free inspections and meetings, you can log safety observations, resolve hazards, create near miss reports, and much more.

Looking to improve your warehouse safety officer skills? Read the Practical Warehouse Safety Guide for a quick, in-depth review of warehouse safety and related OSHA standards.

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