WINTER STORM SAFETY
We at Member Insurance are committed to being available to you as winter storms impact your business. Below are some helpful links to prepare for a winter storm.
Risk Management Resources for Your Business
Plan Ahead for Disasters
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Natural disasters and severe weather resources
Falls in the Workplace
New ladder safety app via the CDC.gov.site
This app will show you the recommended ladder based on your expected weight load. The app also allows you to use your phone to measure the inline and to properly level.
As with any mechanical device before using, employees need to be trained and in some cases certified to use devices that are self-propelled. OSHA and NIOSH supplies safety information in working with pallets, pallet jacks, conveyors, as well as other mechanical devices. See the following:
The main hazard associated with using or working around mechanical assists and pallets are injuries identified as “contact-based” which are common in warehouses and back storage areas where space is often limited. Further information on the hazards in the retail and wholesale sector are discussed in Anderson et al. .
Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
Manual material handling tasks may expose workers to physical risk factors. If these tasks are performed repeatedly or over long periods of time, they can lead to fatigue and injury. The main risk factors, or conditions, associated with the development of injuries in manual material handling tasks are described on pp. 9–14.