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Warehouse Safety

By EdApp
5 Lessons
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This course will help you prepare and work safely in the warehouse. It will cover topics from handling the work environment to taking care of your health while you work.

Warehouse Safety Lessons

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  1. Personal Protective Equipment
  2. Warehouse Workflow
  3. Safety First
  4. Warehouse Operations
  5. Responding to Emergencies

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Personal Protective Equipment

In this lesson, you’ll learn about the PPEs you must wear while working at the warehouse. These PPEs will protect you and reduce the risks of injury while you’re on the job.

Warehouse Safety Course - Lesson Excerpt

Your Personal Protective Equipment

Your safety is our top priority when you're working in the warehouse.

So we require the use of Personal Protective Equipment or PPEs to keep you protected from accidents or injuries.

Specific PPEs are used to protect different parts of your body. We will cover the basic ones you must wear inside the warehouse in this lesson.

The PPEs that will be covered in this lesson will be used to protect your: head upper body lower body

Much like Iron Man, get ready to suit up before you start working in the warehouse.

Fun fact Foot injuries are usually caused by objects weighing about **65 **pounds falling from a height of about 4 feet.

Safety shoes These are the most common PPEs for the lower body. This type of shoe completely covers your feet and has a protective metal tip to cover your toes to protect them from being crushed by falling or sharp objects.

Work Leggings Though you may already wear full-body protective clothing, when you don't, you may opt to wear work leggings to protect your legs from scratches or cuts.

Warehouse Workflow

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to safely manage your tasks in the warehouse through ergonomics and good housekeeping practices.

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The Warehouse Workflow

Working in the warehouse entails working safely.

Doing so will always keep you and your fellow employees safe.

In this lesson, you'll learn the principles of working safely, by following Workplace ergonomics Good housekeeping practices

The first step is to always check the weight of the object before lifting. This will help you identify how much power and grip you need to apply.

Use your legs to do the lifting. **Never **use your back.

Once the object is in your hands, keep it close to your body and keep your back straight.

Put the item down as close as possible to the designated area.

Things you should remember about proper lifting: Lifting objects, particularly heavy boxes or items we store in the warehouse is no easy feat. Never twist your body when carrying a heavy item because a simple act can lead to spinal injury or worse-paralysis. You should always be sure to limber up and stretch before lifting. Stretching prepares your body for challenging activities and will help you avoid injuries such as strained or torn muscles. You should also practice good posture. Keep practising and never strain yourself when lifting heavy objects. We have equipment in the warehouse that can carry weights that you cannot.

Safety First

We’re all about keeping you safe so managing the workflow is essential. In this lesson, you’ll learn the signs and visibility rules inside the warehouse with tips on fire safety.

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Safety First!

When working in the warehouse, there are signs and visibility rules that must be followed.

We require you to learn these signs and symbols along with tips to keep the warehouse safe.

This lesson will explain safety rules and tips inside the warehouse such as: Signs and symbols that must be followed Visibility for employees and visitors Fire safety

Pedestrians Prohibited Areas which show this sign is for equipment or machinery only.

Powered Loadshifting Equipment Prohibited. Areas which show this sign are only for pedestrians.

Zone Safe for Pedestrians Areas which brandish this sign are safe for employees who do not handle equipment or machinery.

Caution! You must be extra careful and alert when going through areas which show this sign.

Pedestrians do not cross and give way to vehicles. You must never cross areas with these signs or equipment.

Fire Safety Tips The following are fire safety tips you need to follow while working in the warehouse. Faulty wiring, equipment batteries, and engine defects are fire hazards. Be sure to have them fixed immediately. 2. ## Good housekeeping contributes to fire safety preparedness. Keep the warehouse clean and free from trash or other fire hazards so there is less chance of fires. 3. ## Maintain fire detectors and make sure they are working properly. 4. ## Keep trash bins closed to keep flammable materials sealed. 5. ## You must be familiar with the layout of the warehouse and know all the emergency exits. 6. ## Obey all the fire safety instructions specified in the warehouse. 7. ## Smoking is not allowed in the warehouse. If you must smoke, do it only in the designated areas.

Which of the following is not a tip you must follow while working in the warehouse? Select all that apply

Warehouse Operations

This lesson will cover warehouse management through proper maintenance and safe use of warehouse equipment.

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Warehouse Operations

Handling warehouse equipment is an essential part of your job at the warehouse.

Handling equipment properly will ensure the contents of the warehouse will remain in good shape and guarantee that customers receive high-quality products on time.

This lesson will help you understand how to maintain; and use warehouse equipment safely.

The best way to maintain warehouse equipment is to practice preventive maintenance. But what is preventive maintenance?

The primary machine we use in the warehouse is the forklift.

Safely using the forklift or any other warehouse equipment calls for following safety tips for each one.

You must remember to: Wear your seatbelt and the appropriate PPEs when riding the forklift. Stay alert and watch out for coworkers or packages that may be scattered in your driving area.

You must also: Only drive in areas specified for forklifts Follow the signs and observe them in the warehouse Do not use the forklifts for tasks that are unrelated to work

Responding to Emergencies

This lesson will cover the basics of first aid to be prepared to handle accidents. Safety and emergency preparedness come in handy when you’re working in the warehouse.

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Emergency Response

From time to time, we would like to remind you and your fellow employees that safety is a top priority in the warehouse.

You must be alert and follow safety precautions to protect yourself and your fellow employees from accidents or injuries.

However, there may be instances wherein you or your fellow employees may still meet unavoidable accidents. You must know how to administer first aid or respond to emergencies.

In this lesson, you will learn how to handle emergencies such as: Fractures or broken bones and Electric shocks through situational examples.

Take note that taking this lesson will not qualify you as an emergency responder, but it will let you know how to deal with emergencies in the warehouse. Click proceed if you understand

The rule for treating people who may have fractured ankles or broken bones is never to move them unless necessary - neck and back injuries are especially risky.

The wrong move could make the injury worse. Call for emergency medical assistance, and ask Lewis not to move.

Check if Lewis's ankle is swelling and treat him for shock if he shows symptoms. Apply ice to his ankle if it looks like he has a broken bone. Watch over him and comfortable until help arrives.

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