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How to Prevent a Near Miss

A “Near Miss” Is… The phrase “near-miss” or “close call” is common for those working in and around warehouses. OSHA would define a near miss as an incident where “a worker might have been injured if the circumstances had been slightly different.”  These incidents can occur due to unsafe conditions or an employee acting unsafely.…

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Frequently Used Warehouse Terms

As safety experts, SynTech has spent time honing in on the most critical terminology for discussing warehouse safety.  While there is a practical need for brief dictionaries such as this for almost every aspect of warehouse operations, this guide focuses on terms that will help individuals guide and navigate meaningful safety conversations.  Warehouse Terms You…

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Most Common Warehouse Injuries

With so many moving parts, people, and equipment, a warehouse can be dangerous. For instance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that more than 7,000 nonfatal injuries occur each year on forklifts alone.  To minimize warehouse accidents and injuries, companies and individual workers must be aware of the most common warehouse injuries they face…

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COVID Safety Measures in the Warehouse

Practice Social Distancing, Contact Tracing, and Common Hygiene  The COVID-19 pandemic has left no corner of the world untouched. As much of the world shut down in 2020, one term began to rise in popularity – essential workers.  Essential workers are a subset of the workforce deemed essential by the United States government and CDC.…