Warehousing & Logistics

Safety Considerations in Warehousing & Logistics

Ranging from distribution centers to cold storage facilities and dry goods stores, warehousing involves the temporary storage of goods before delivery to the end user in the supply chain. Whether handling sharp objects or lifting and handling boxes, due to the functional diversity in warehousing, workers are exposed to different hazards each day.

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Did you know that the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an average of 16 fatalities every year in the US warehousing and storage sector and a reported injury and illness rate of 5 out of every 100 warehouse and storage workers? Appropriate PPE is paramount to warehouse safety.

Ansell is the ideal safety partner when identifying hazards and injury risk associated with each task and equipping warehouse workers with the right solution from our extensive portfolio of hand and body protection. Whether facing risk of cut, impact, abrasion or other hazards, Ansell can help reduce on-the-job injury and deliver the comfort, performance and protection needed to keep warehouse workers safe and productive throughout the day.

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When working in warehousing, grip and abrasion resistance are essential to hand safety. A compromised grip can lead to an occupational hazard. If a glove isn’t providing the necessary grip, workers may opt to remove their gloves and expose their hands to significant abrasion risks and other hazards. Workers sustain approximately a quarter of a million serious injuries to fingers, hands and wrists each year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and OSHA, wearing a glove reduces the risk of a hand injury by 27%. That is why at Ansell we ensure worker safety through constant innovations and technologies such as ANSELL GRIP™ Technology; which is a coating treatment that minimizes the force required to grip dry, oily and wet tools or materials, relieving hand and arm strength caused by poor grip.
Workers in warehousing are exposed to cuts and bruises while handling boxes, using tools, and coming in contact with sharp objects and edges. Cut and puncture injuries are likely to occur. Selecting the right PPE with the appropriate features such as INTERCEPT™ Cut Resistance Technology is highly important. INTERCEPT™ is a specialized knitting technology which blends engineered, synthetic and natural fibers into high performance yarns that provide high cut protection with exceptional comfort and dexterity.
When maintaining and operating machinery with rotating and pneumatic parts, such as forklifts and conveyors, workers are faced with the risk of crush and pinch injuries to their hands. Even easy tasks such as shutting a truck door can end up in a pinch point injury. Ensuring workers consistently wear the proper hand protection throughout the day can reduce the risk of accidents and incidents.
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