In 2009 over 2.4% of all lost-time injuries in Ontario involved skids, racks, and industrial vehicles*. Between 2006 and 2010, three Ontario workers died and 45 others received serious injuries involving racking and storage**.
WSPS offers a variety of solutions to help managers, supervisors and other workplace parties get up-to-speed on what they need to know and do to achieve a safe, healthy and productive warehouse operation.
Storage Racking Program Development
WSPS will help you ensure mechanically loaded racking structures can be safely loaded and maintained at your workplace. Through the development of a comprehensive Racking Program, which can include corresponding training and program implementation inspection tools, this service is aimed at supporting your overall Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program.
Steel Storage Racks - Technical Awareness Series
This is a half-day, blended solution that has both a technical awareness session and a technical consulting component. The two-hour awareness session introduces participants to the hazards of steel storage racks and identifies what to look for when inspecting this equipment. During the one-hour consulting portion, a WSPS warehousing racking expert conducts a physical inspection of your steel storage racks and identifies and explains to participants deficiencies such as unsafe loading practices (e.g., using broken skids) and signs of rack damage.
Storage Racking Inspections
This consulting solution helps your business to understand hazards related to your steel storage racks. The consultant will tour your facility, take pictures of identified risks, develop a written report and reference applicable CSA standard - A344.1-05/A344.2-05 User Guide for Steel Storage Racks/ Standard for the Design and Construction of Steel Storage racks. The report can then be used to build internal capacity with your staff to improve their inspection processes and apply their learning to your workplace.
*AWCBC National Work Injury, Disease and Fatality Statistics 2007-2009
A veteran in warehousing and logistics, Chuck's own experience falling off a loading dock was initially what prompted his interest in health & safety. Chuck Leon, Technical Specialist
**Ministry of Labour Data - www.labour.gov.on.ca