A Report On Warehouse Safety Essay

933 Words Feb 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Warehouse Safety

Patrick Lafferty DC Manager is in charges of the safe operation of forklift trucks have displayed a significant health and safety concern for the forklift operator and associates working in the same sector. According to OSHA, approximately 85 fatal accidents and 34,900 accidents that result in serious injury are caused by forklifts in the United States every year (Haderspeck, 2014).

Problem Statement
The employees are not following mandated warehouse safety rules for forklift conditions. Consequently, the safety rule is not being enforced, which has created several accidents that have resulted in significant physical injuries, employees missing wages, medical costs, damaged inventory costs, delayed deliveries, and customer dissatisfaction.

Terminology
Forklift truck— (Raymond Forklift 2016), Each forklift has a mast, carriage, with an overhead guard, backrest with seat belt or harness, and fork prongs attached to the load carriage. The forklift will need to have a lifted cylinder, a tilt cylinder, Rating Plate for the forklift operator on the cargo capacity and the Counter Weight that is placed on the opposite side of the forks to stability the cargo.

Overview of Alternatives
Therefore, the report will employ a solution to warehouse safety concerns that decrease forklift accidents:

• Alternative A: Disciplinary Action: The manager will hold the license for the person involved for a particular period; they will fire employees who are not following…

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