Warehouses are used for storage, any company with a large inventory as part of their business practice may utilize warehouses. As with any type of workplace setting involving industrial equipment, warehouse safety is important in preventing workplace accidents and premise liability claims.
Whether the warehouse is used for retail products, automotive vehicles, furniture, or other types of merchandise, creating a safe work environment is crucial for employees. Warehouse equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, ramps, dock levelers, and other machinery must be well maintained in accordance with the occupational safety and health administration regulations. Premises security and proper materials handling is also a major part of warehouse distribution. In the event of a warehouse accident, workplace safety measures can be called into question. Fall protection and machine guarding should be implemented to prevent employee accidents, including slips, trips, and falls.
Warehouses may also be susceptible to other legal issues, such as lost profits, fire incidents, negligence, and other related problems. Occupational safety and health (OSHA), fire protection, loss prevention, and other safety and security-related measures may become the center of a lawsuit if not properly enforced within a warehouse setting.
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