In any warehouse or distribution center, there are several different moving parts from the incoming and outgoing of material to heavy machinery moving and packing items away in different storage solutions. With all of these moving parts working together as cohesively as possible, it’s imperative to understand the importance of warehouse safety.
An OSHA Ergonomic work environment designs the job to fit the worker’s needs and safety, and not the other way around. When a worker has to exert a large amount of effort to store their materials and to correctly do material handling, then the risk increases for potential problems. Workplace injuries and loss of employees can cause a decrease in productivity and wasted time.