Warehouse and fulfillment center workers perform a number of physically demanding and repetitive tasks on a daily basis, creating a high risk for musculoskeletal injuries. Our warehouse equipment is ergonomically designed to be safer and less stressful on muscles and joints.
Create a culture of safety awareness in your warehouse by training employees to incorporate these ergonomic principles in their everyday activities.
Placing and Picking Items
– Take a position squarely facing the item’s location to avoid twisting the spine.
– Keep movements between shoulder and knee height as much as possible.
– Don’t stack carts in such a way that the field of vision is obstructed.
– Maintain a neutral posture: straight neck and back, shoulders down, elbows at right angles, wrists straight.
– Organize products and packing materials in a way that eliminates excessive stretching, twisting or lifting.
– Minimize intensity of gripping, pinching and other forces required to complete tasks such as taping and filling packages.
– Use carts, roller tables and other conveyances to limit the need to manually carry items.
Receiving and Shipping
– Don’t overload pallets. Balance loads with larger, heavier items on the bottom and smaller, lighter items on the top.
– Use mechanical assistance such as our tugs, movers and pushers to transport heavy or bulky loads, especially ones that usually require two or more workers.
– Follow proper lifting techniques: stand as close as possible with feet shoulder-width apart, bend at the knees instead of the waist, lift from the legs. Reverse these steps when lowering items.
Improve Safety and Reduce Downtime with Warehouse Equipment from DJ Products
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