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Warehouse Racking and Storage OSHA Checklist

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

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A warehouse checklist is an essential process to ensure hazards are identified and communicated. Warehouses conditions can expose workers to numerous hazards including slips and falls, bodily strains and faulty equipment. Ensure your workplace is compliant with OSHA regulations and your workeforce is kept as safe as possible. Ideal for warehouse and safety managers

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Warehouse Racking and Storage OSHA Checklist

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1. Are bags, boxes, containers, bundles, etc. stored in tiers that are stacked, blocked, interlocked and limited in height so that they are stable and secure to prevent sliding or collapse?

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2. Are sufficiently safe clearances maintained for aisles, between racks and at loading docks or passages where forklifts are used?

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3. Are employees trained on the hazards associated with the combustion by products of forklift operation, such as carbon monoxide?

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4. Are forklift drivers trained to keep clear of dock edges and never back up forklifts to the dock's edge?

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5. Are forklift drivers observed maintaining safe clearances for aisles and at loading docks by not placing material in travel aisles?

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6. Are forklift drivers observed following safe procedures for picking up, putting down and stacking loads?

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7. Are warnings or mirrors installed at intersections or blind corners where pedestrains cannot be seen by forklift operators?

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8. Are the forklifts in your facility correctly designated for your type of operation (based on atmosphere, hazards of materials handled, etc.)?

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9. Are motorized hand and hand/rider trucks so designed that the brakes are applied, and power to the drive motor shuts off when the operator releases his or her grip on the device that controls the travel?

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10. Is powered equipment available to personnel handling material instead of requiring a manual lift for heavy materials?

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11. Are shelves and bins positioned at waist level to reduce lifts from shoulder height and from floor height?

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12. Are employees who handle materials provided with task-oriented ergonomic training?

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13. Are pallet storage racks installed and properly braced per manufacturer's guidelines, with each post securely anchored to the floor?

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14. Is each section of pallet rack’s maximum load clearly posted to avoid overloading and prevent damage to the racks?

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15. Are pallet racks visibly damaged from forklifts: i.e. Bent horizontal cross braces; Dings, dents, and damaged end pieces?

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16. Is material stacked on pallet racks kept greater than 18" from overhead sprinklers?

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