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There were 805 deaths and over 64,000 injuries among warehouse workers in 2021. That represents an over 20% increase from the previous year. Forklift collisions alone resulted in 78 work-related deaths and 7,290 nonfatal injuries involving days away from work in 2020. Violations involving powered industrial trucks (forklifts) are among the most common citations issued by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Association).
Modern warehouses experience a wide variety of traffic ranging from forklifts and pedestrians to large tractor-trailer rigs, pickup trucks, and cars. It may even include bicycles, “gators,” and golf carts. With so many moving parts, traffic control is vital to a safe work environment.
Take these simple steps to improve traffic safety in your facility.
1. Establish Engineering Controls to separate heavy vehicles from lighter ones, and separate pedestrians from all types of vehicles.
2. Lay Out Administrative Rules and train your employees to eliminate exposure hazards during day-to-day operations.
3. Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as high-visibility vests, to all workers involved in warehouse operations
The best approach to warehouse traffic safety is the use of floor marking and safety signs. When it is not practical to keep pedestrians and vehicles in separate areas, floor and pavement marking directs movement within the warehouse such that everyone remains safe. Use floor marking products to identify hazardous areas, such as the edges of loading docks, and prevent costly accidents.
Safe pathways for pedestrian and vehicular traffic are critical for day-to-day operation, especially in emergencies. The high number of deaths resulting from forklift collisions indicates that it is vital to mark traffic routes clearly. Effective floor marking must be easy to understand at a glance, so everyone can navigate safely.
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Use diverse colors of floor marking tape to control warehouse workflows and keep pedestrians separate from motorized traffic. Color-coded floor marking has the added benefit of effectively organizing a warehouse and improving productivity.
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