Lately one of the biggest hazards I’ve seen in warehouses is the false sense of security about safety. Some managers have fallen into the trap of thinking that just because they haven’t had an “incident” they are okay. But in reality, if you're not making safety a priority in your operations, you're setting the stage for potential costly disaster.
One of the best ways to ensure that safety is a main concern in your facility is to have a safety team. Our team includes four members and meets monthly to review policies, update training procedures, review issues and gather feedback.
The mission of the team is to encourage employee involvement in the safety program, examine worksites to determine potential hazards, develop procedures that ensure that all current and potential hazards are corrected in a timely manner, safe work practices are understood and followed by all workers, provide training to make sure that all employees understand the hazards to which they may be exposed and how to prevent harm to themselves and others.
I spoke with Jim Schreiner who is the Manufacturing & Field Installation Supervisor here....Read more »
Hello, please allow me to introduce myself. I am the new Chief Blogger, Maxum M. Velositi, but you can call me Max. I’ve been working at Retrotech since we opened our doors in 1985 and the landscape in the material-handling world sure has changed since I first started. Extraordinary pressures to deliver complex/custom orders faster, cut costs, reduce our carbon footprint and more - all while staying compliant with ever-growing regulations - have made success a tricky task.
As always, the goal for this blog is to provide insights for warehouse professionals and I’ll do so by sharing some of my experiences, in hopes that I can help you navigate some of the more challenging areas. I represent a combination of the skills, talents and expertise accrued over the past quarter century at Retrotech. I will be sharing input from a variety of Retrotech experts representing a range of skills, and views on topics such as business strategy, maintenance, ASRS modernizations, software, electrical engineering, safety, warehouse control systems, systems design, integration and more.
Be sure to check back often and provide me with your comments and suggestions, so we can continue the conversation.
Next week our first blog will be about safety issues.