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.
Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Management Hazard
Workers can be at risk of serious injury or death due to hazards. This service provides a focused inspection of the workplace to enable the identification of hazards related specifically to pedestrians arising from vehicles and/ or powered mobile equipment.
*AWCBC National Work Injury, Disease and Fatality Statistics 2007-2009
Warehouse & Distribution Centers are essential to keep our supply chain strong - this is especially important during a pandemic. It is my privilege to support businesses in safely moving their products - from manufacturer to distributor to end user. Norm Kramer, Specialized Services Lead, Warehouse and Distribution Centers
**Ministry of Labour Data - www.labour.gov.on.ca