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A shared workspace between pedestrians, mobile powered equipment, and vehicles operating in a fast-paced environment can create a high-risk scenario and lead to preventable injuries. When you add in productivity considerations, there is increased potential for costly consequences such as serious harm or even death, damage to property (including equipment, buildings, or racking systems), costly downtime and hefty fines. Employers that invest in Pedestrian Safety by controlling workplace traffic related hazards mitigate this potential harm to pedestrians in warehouse environments. Pedestrian and mobile equipment flows should be identified and delineated, so pedestrians and operators are aware of their responsibilities in maintaining a safe work environment. These efforts may lead to changes of traffic patterns but also improvements in the general flow of people and material in the warehouse space. An organized warehouse, with defined traffic flow, also encourages productivity and has a positive bottom-line impact. What You Need to Know: A Warehouse is a busy workplace setting and often has many kinds of traffic flow. What can be done to better manage associated risks? The most common hazard is struck by, but this is not limited to mobile equipment! Struck by mobile powered equipment Pedestrian walkways that intersect mobile equipment lane ways Poor visibility and blind spots between aisles, racks, and other obstructing structures Falling materials from racking structures due to improper storage or damaged racking systems Cognitive demands and fit for duty considerations that may impact decision making Movement of materials in loading dock areas Pedestrian Safety & Traffic Management WSPS.CA

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