“There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.”– Will Rogers
WitzShared is the blog of WarehouseFlow Advisors and spotlights issues in the warehousing, manufacturing and construction industries such as workplace safety, operational excellence, new technology and leadership.
Never under estimate the affect of good coaching. Coaching – The Glue That Binds it All A must read for developing your leadership.
L.O.T.O. is not your state’s lottery. It stands for Lock Out Tag Out which means before you work on a piece of machinery, whether to clear a jam, make adjustments or replace parts you lock out the power source to the equipment in question and then tag out so people know who is working on the equipment. Read the full story.
Greatly reduce your dead time and follow some of these dead on tips.
– Avoid deadly duos. Like exposed wires in a wet environment which can cause electrocution. Chemical fumes in a poorly ventilated area can over come a worker before they know it, and cause grave injury or death. It can also create an explosion when ignited even with a small spark.
– Wear your PPE, NO Excuses. You are wearing those safety glasses, googles, bumper caps, helmets, ear-plugs, gloves, respirators and jump suits for a reason. To protect you.
– Don’t operate machinery that has had guards removed or emergency stops tampered with. Report it to your union rep or supervisor. If nothing is done, call OSHA. 1-800-321-6742 / 1-800-321-OSHA.
COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY is a regular bi-monthly feature (published 1st. & 15th. each month) that brings to you the latest OSHA updates on proposed fines and violations issued and the non-compliant companies that continue to put employees at risk as well as safety award winners, new gadgets and more! Read the latest issue of Companies Behaving Badly – FALL SEASON. Please don’t hesitate to share these stories at your next safety tailgate/toolbox meeting. It is my hope, that one day I will run out of Companies Behaving Badly to write about but unfortunately that appears to be no worry at present.
Does your company have Killer Leadership? You know, where the safety program is erratic and inconsistent and the only time safety is seriously enforced is after someone is critically injured or killed until enforcement begins to fade. Learn how to survive that culture and read – Secrets of Killer Leadership Revealed.
FIX IT NOW! – Putting off repairs to infrastructure will cost you more in the long run. Read now.
There is a reason this is our most read article. A warehouse manager’s worst nightmare and you should know about it.
The Secret Killer In Your Warehouse – An must read article for every one who works in a warehouse whether Manager, Supervisor or employee. The life you save could be your own.
Do you need help with the new Hazard Communication Standard’s (HCS) or other safety questions? Call us and have a chat. It’s free!
Advising new and current businesses on workplace safety, compliance and related regulatory statutes. Hazard analysis review, drafting company policy and procedure and hazard recognition training. Feel free to contact us for pricing and availability at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR MISSION: Through a common sense approach to warehouse safety and operations identify opportunities to reduce risk and increase productivity to achieve maximized results no matter the square footage.
Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand – Chinese Proverb
We provide a full line of services to help you maintain a safe workplace and identify opportunities for improvement.
Phil’s story – Born and raised in the Bronx only a few blocks away from Yankee Stadium, I grew up watching the pursuit of excellence first hand by an organization that has won 27 World Series Championships. I have worked in and managed warehouses of all types from vaults storing memory chips to operating over 700,000 square feet of coolers, freezers and dry racking. Along this journey of over 25 years I have also performed every warehouse job function and have extensive experience in warehouse layout, slotting, cross docking, inventory control, safety, employee retention and value added services all of which make your operation stand out. Recently completed my Six Sigma Green Belt certificate from Villanova University in 2010. I can help you get the flow back into your warehouse.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle