Managing Safety and Health Exposures: Equipment and Storage

Managing SafetyFew business expenses have skyrocketed like the cost of healthcare. That’s why it’s important to manage the safety and health of your employees.

By being diligent in preventing employee and customer injuries, as well as property damage, you will help minimize accidents and help to reduce your insurance costs. You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with employee safety and health by implementing these tips:

Equipment and Storage

• Inspect and maintain hoists at least semi-annually

• Provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for battery charging and service stations

• Follow safe-lifting principals

• Design rack storage to withstand heavy load demands and access by forklifts

• Equip portable ladders with non-skid feet and functional brakes

• Fit mezzanine storage areas with appropriate handrails, railing and toe boards

• Store materials on shelving or floor within the perimeter of the racks

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