Sometimes working in a warehouse can leave people susceptible to injuries if they’re not careful. It’s critical for warehouse managers to do everything they can to prevent injuries on the job, such as installing anti-fatigue mats on the floor to help give cushion to the joints and roll out safety training and programs throughout the year to raise awareness of the potential hazards in the workplace.
Additionally, investment in technologies can improve your worker safety statistics. Forbes reports that while working in the warehouse can mean having to complete repetitive tasks, automation has helped reduce the amount of physical labor needed. With more companies adding automation to their practices to improve efficiency, workers are finding they can focus on bigger picture tasks, rather than repetitive motions that can ultimately lead to aches and strains.
However, when adding automation to your business practices, it’s important to think of other ways to use your employees and show they are still a value to your team. Safety and Health Magazine reports workers who fear they may lose their jobs due to automation could ultimately affect their health, both mentally and physically. If you’re changing the way your organization operates, assure your employees there is still a spot for them on the team.
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