WitzShared is the blog of WarehouseFlow Advisors and spotlights issues in the warehousing, manufacturing and construction industries such as workplace safety, operational excellence, new technologies and leadership.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”- Aristotle “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi
As of today the new rates on OSHA fines are in effect. They were raised by 78% over the old fines. There has also been a number of recent regulatory changes that may affect your business. New accident reporting procedures, and the Global Harmonized System for Hazard Communication. Are your employees trained and ready? Don’t needlessly expose your workers to hazards or yourself to fines and penalties. Call us, we can help.
COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY is our regular bi-monthly feature, published 1st. & 15th. each month that brings to you the latest updates on proposed fines and citations issued by OSHA and non-compliant companies that continue to put employees at risk as well as safety award winners, new safety gadgets and more! Read the latest issue of Companies Behaving Badly – Missed Opportunity. 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. <— Sign up now and never miss an issue.
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.
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.
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