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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Warehouse Safety Management Resources
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.