Safety practices to reduce accidents, minimize injury
Your warehouse and transportation operations play a key role in the success of your business. Any operation interruptions or mishaps can drastically affect your company and its customers. It is important to have guidelines for safety compliance designed specifically for your work environment and regular health and safety meetings, which will lead to fewer workplace accidents and absenteeism due to injury.
Reducing the risk of injury and accidents should be actively sought after by any business owner. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in 20 warehouse workers will suffer a workplace injury in a given year. Meanwhile, the average cost of a recordable injury in the United States is $35,000 in workers’ compensation and lost productivity costs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.