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What to Know About Warehouse Safety


The most valuable asset of any company is its employees, which is why employee safety should be the first priority of every company. Warehouse facilities tend to have more hazards than office environments simply because of the equipment required to effectively operate. Loading docks, forklift crossings, slippery floors, exposed cords, lockout/tag-out procedures, and poor ventilation are just a few of the many hazards for warehouse facility safety managers to consider.

So, what should you know about warehouse safety and where can your facility managers find reliable information? There are countless resources, so we thought it might be helpful to collect a few of these in one place.

The first place to look for anything workplace safety related is OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). You can find information about warehousing and the safety standards for required equipment here:

IWLA (The International Warehouse Logistics Association) keeps a current list of events and focuses on warehouse third party logistics (3PL). Their site also helps people find partners in the industry.  Learn more here:

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) and Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) also have an alliance with OSHA to provide the association’s members with information, guidance, and access to training resources. OSHA and IWLA will help to protect employees safety and health, including hard-to-reach and youth workers, by addressing material handling, forklift safety and Hazard Communication (HAZCOM). Learn more about this here:

Protecting your employees is our only business and we truly believe that active ALERT Safety Products are the solution to improved workplace safety by turning passive safety products into active alarms. If you have any questions about our products or are looking for forklift safety solutions, please call us at (513) 791-4790, email us, or check out our website to learn more: .