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Top Causes of Warehouse Accidents

Posted by Alex Stark

In our recent paper, “Safety in Logistics Operations,” we discuss the importance of having a high-performance safety culture in your logistics operation. Such a culture not only makes sense from a human/interpersonal standpoint, it also will have a significant impact on your bottom line. 

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Topics: Logistics Safety

The Warehouse Safety Audit: From Confrontation to Collaboration

Posted by Alex Stark

Do you take safety seriously?

Has your company implemented a true safety program that has everyone’s buy in? Or, are you simply fulfilling basic requirements and following the rules? 

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Topics: Logistics Safety

Warehouse Safety Training: Consider Your Audience

Posted by Alex Stark

Warehouse Safety Training. Does your company live and breathe it or are you just meeting requirements? 

In our new “Safety in Logistics Operations” paper, we give you several ways to achieve a high-performance safety culture in your logistics operation. One way is to train incessantly and train well. Following are 7 tips to turn boring, OSHA-mandated training sessions into relevant, interactive – and maybe even FUN – classes. 

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety

How to Keep Safety Audits from Being a White-Knuckle Experience

Posted by Multiple Authors

 

The blog was developed collaboratively by Dan Volpe, TJ McCann and Tom Paciga

In our recent blog post on logistics safety, we advised logistics organizations to conduct safety audits in a way that associates don’t perceive them as “gotcha” exercises. Warehouse operators, drivers, and other associates need to know that workplace safety is a shared goal and that all parts of the organization, from management on down, are on the same team. 

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Topics: Logistics Safety

How Do You Create a Culture of Safety in Your Logistics Operation?

Posted by Alex Stark

Watch this video and think about how it makes you feel.

Tough stuff.

The reasons why this accident occurred are numerous. Isolating any one cause is pointless. The main takeaway is that, at this facility, people were not prioritizing safety. It was not a workplace where a culture of safety existed. 

Now ask yourself: How is safety regarded in your company’s logistics operations?

Is the emphasis on compliance? Or, is safety truly embedded in your operations and culture?

Too often, companies just go through the motions when it comes to safety training and communications. The mandated safety classes are held and documented. Hackneyed safety slogans are seen on posters and banners throughout warehouses, hallways, and freight terminals. A guest speaker may be hired once in a while to encourage a greater focus on safety.

But associates understand when these efforts are merely robotic responses to an OSHA requirement. To succeed in driving down safety incidents, you need to create a genuine culture of safety where associates feel accountable for safety and are empowered to deliver on safety goals.

That doesn’t happen overnight, and building such a culture requires a whole lot more than pithy safety slogans. 

Here are some basic principles on which to build a culture of safety in your organization, taken from years of improving safety every day at Kane Is Able.

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Topics: Logistics Safety

Q&A with KANE's CFO, Lou Houck

Posted by Kane Logistics

 

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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Logistics Safety

Supply Chain Safety

Posted by Kane Logistics

Why do we have to be safe?

So that we can continue to live healthy lives…to make a living…to pay our bills…to provide for our families, and to enjoy time away from work.

That's it in a nutshell.

Think about it, when there is an incident where someone is injured at a DC or on the road, there can be pain, doctor's visits, and short or long term health effects, all of which impacts our life at home.  

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Topics: Warehouse Operations, Logistics Safety, KANE Company

CSA 2010: What's the Big Deal?

Posted by Alex Stark

CSA 2010. Mention it to anyone related to the trucking industry and you may get a reaction you weren't expecting. The initiative, whose ultimate goal is to achieve a greater reduction in large truck and bus crashes, injuries, and fatalities, while making efficient use of the resources of FMCSA and its state partners, has had a polarizing effect on our industry. With implementation scheduled to coincide with an increase in demand after some of the worst years in trucking history,

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety, Freight Transportation

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