Considering the nature of the work, it’s hardly surprising that warehouses are prone to dangerous accidents. As the weather gets colder and the nights get longer, though, it can be especially dangerous. What are some ways that you can practice winter warehouse safety while on the job?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
When you wear the right PPE to keep you safe at work, you reduce the chances of getting injured on the job — and therefore reduce the chances of having to call pros like the HILB group of Florida in case of an injury. Wear the right footwear to prevent slips and falls, keep a helmet and goggles on when the occasion calls and protect your ears from harsh, loud noise.
Warehouses are huge, so they can get cold and drafty. Bring an extra-thick jacket, work gloves and a beanie to keep you warm as you go about your day.
Keeping doing the everyday things you do to stay healthy: Wash your hands, take your vitamins and get a good night’s sleep. Staying home when you’re sick also reduces the risk of you spreading illness to others.
Stay safe as you do your work in the warehouse. It’s not always easy, but taking the right protective measures can at least make it safe.