09/19/2013

People, process and culture in warehouse health and safety

There are many aspects to health and safety in a warehouse environment. Much
depends on whether the operation is mechanised, the layout of the shop-floor,
the type of goods being managed and whether or not the opportunity exists to
design or re-design jobs and processes. This article is about three important
aspects of warehouse health and safety; looking after people, designing
processes with safety in mind and developing a lasting safety culture.

A recently published article focuses on three important themes in warehouse
OSH; looking after people, designing processes with safety in mind and
developing a positive and lasting safety culture.

Keeping health and safety in mind when designing warehouse processes and job
roles can help enormously in reducing MSDs and mental health issues in the
workforce. Providing appropriate training prepares people for the risks in the
workplace. A participative approach to health and safety shows that management
is listening, and this can help significantly in the development of a positive
and lasting safety culture.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work