Warehouse Safety for Pedestrians - (Part Two)
Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Management: Conducting Effective Inspections
Chuck Leon, Warehouse Racking Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Mobile powered equipment and pedestrians don't mix. When they do, it can have costly consequences including fatalities, serious harm, expensive downtime and hefty fines. As warehousing operations become larger and more complex, inspections of conditions and practices relating to pedestrian and powered mobile equipment traffic e even more critical, and controls must be in place. This session will review the common and not-so-common hazards, identify best practices and next steps you can take in your workplace to ensure you have the proper controls.
Workplace Violence and Harassment in Ontario and the Warehouse Sector
Chris Boccinfuso, Provincial Specialist, Workplace Harassment & Violence Industrial Program, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD)
This session will provide you with a high level statistical review of the OHSA provisions that cover workplace harassment and violence. Comparisons between the warehouse sector and the provincial experiences will be made. Extensive time will be allotted for discussion around this topic, including some best practices and prevention.
Industrial Mobile Robot (IMR) Safety Considerations
Renee Frigault, BA, BScE., MScE., PEng., President- Consulting Engineer, Lucid Engineering Ltd.
Robert Vomiero, B.Eng., P. Eng., CHSC, CMSE®, Technical Specialist, Machine and Robot Safety, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
The use of Industrial Mobile Robots (IMRs) within distribution centers and manufacturing operations is on the rise due to increasing order fulfillment demands, as well the desire to reduce worker exposure to repetitive, difficult, and sometimes dangerous working environments. This session will provide an overview of mobile robot technology. It will cover topics including, the benefits being realized from the use of mobile robots, the difference between AGVs and IMRs, some of the different types of IMRs currently in use, some information on the mobile robot standard currently under development, and some safety considerations associated with the implementation of mobile robots.