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Employee Safety

Safety-ARCOFocusing on safety can have a positive impact on your company’s bottom line. Incidents have been proven to have a negative impact on business – slowing or halting operations. In some cases incidents can lead to violations and fines from regulatory agencies.

Worker safety is something that everyone from CEO’s to forklift drivers is responsible for, but creating a culture of safety, where safety is integrated in all day-to-day operations, starts at the top. The biggest obstacle to creating a culture of safety is managers who don’t make safety a priority. You can start by taking advantage of the resources below.

Resources

  • Accident Investigations Resources – Find out the cause(s) of accidents and to prevent similar accidents in the future with helpful templates, checklists, and an informative white paper.
  • IARW Guide to Effective Warehouse Operations – Learn about best practices in warehouse supply chain logistics and operations with sections on safety, sanitation, costs, and policies.
  • Guide to Injury and Illness Prevention Programs – The Injury and Illness Prevention Program reference guide can help you understand state requirements for injury and illness prevention programs, workers’ compensation premiums, and drug free workplace polices, and drug testing.
  • Hazard Assessment Checklist – The GCCA Hazard Assessment Checklist is a tool designed for warehouse employees as well as safety professionals. The Hazard Assessment checklist allows users to assess and identify potential hazards in 25 categories of risk.  In addition to the individual checklists, reference information and links are provided as supplementary information.
  • Hazard Analysis Tables – Conduct your own hazard analysis with these tables that present common warehouse activities and then assess the consequences and likelihood of each hazard.
  • Job Safety Analysis Guide and Template – Plan your own job safety analysis with this helpful guide.
  • Workers’ Compensation Premium Credits by State Matrix – The Safety Committee has compiled a state by state matrix of credits available for your workers compensation premium. The matrix includes a link to state specific website outlining the requirements for the credits.
  • Worker Safety Resources from the GCCA-OSHA Alliance – Download helpful resources from the GCCA-OSHA Alliance that will help protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by preventing exposure to hazards related to ammonia refrigeration systems.

Leadership

Safety Committee

The IARW Safety Committee identifies best practices in worker safety to improve the safety performance of members and the PRW industry at large. View the membership roster.


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