When you’re busy, it’s a lot easier to say “no,” than “yes." Countless time-crunched safety managers put off safety training for their team because they think:
- Training is expensive
- Creating a program is time-consuming
- Safety training is boring
- Employees don’t want or need it
If you’ve ever decided against injury prevention training for one of the reasons above, it’s understandable. In the past, most safety training was boring and time-consuming That said, people also used to think smoking was good for you. Times have changed.
We’re in the golden age of online training, which means keeping workers up-to-date on safety requirements and best practices is more convenient (and budget-friendly) than ever.
Warehouse OSHA Training from ITI
Monthly Warehouse Safety Training Topics
Online Safety Training is Cost-Effective
Regular safety training is proven to reduce workplace incidents - compared to infrequent training. By assigning online lessons every month or quarter you can establish a culture of safety without taking workers away from their job duties.
With online training, you don’t have to pay a trainer, rent a space, or buy lunch for everyone. You get all of the benefits for a fraction of the cost - about five dollars per employee per month.
Safety Training Benefits Employees
Most employees don’t mind training. They like knowing what’s expected of them and learning how to do their job more efficiently. What they don’t like is being lectured. Each of our online safety training lessons can be completed in about 20 minutes on a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Reduce Incident-Related Expenses
Regular safety training is proven to reduce the number of workers' comp claims and improve operational efficiency. Major insurance companies endorse and promote ITI’s online training as a turnkey risk management tool, and Baldwin & Lyons value our courses so much, they include it as a value-add to their clients.
ITI’s online courses run on Sentix, our powerful training automation platform designed for busy people like you. Sentix makes it easy to assign lessons, track progress and (most importantly) document training. Sentix provides rock-solid evidence (in a legal or OSHA compliance situation) that your company provided training.
Not only that, ITI courses are “skip-proof.” Workers must complete periodic quizzes and score 100 percent before they can proceed to a new topic.
It’s Easy to Get Started
Below is an example monthly training schedule covering some of the most common warehouse safety issues and OSHA standards. Our helpful client services representatives can help you build an injury prevention training track of pre-built courses and we can create new lessons or customize courses to meet the needs of your operation.
Sample Monthly Training Schedule
Month 1 - Safe Lifting
The lesson covers the importance of safe lifting, 5 steps to safe lifting and how to clear a safe path.
Course length 12 min
Month 2 - Back Injury Prevention
This course teaches how to avoid back injuries, tips and exercises, lifting and lowering, pulling and pushing techniques.
Course length 14 min
Month 3 - Ammonia Awareness
The employee learns about ammonia hazards, storage and transfer, reporting and evacuation procedures.
Course length 8 min
Month 4 - Ladder Safety
This lesson covers ladder inspection and set up in addition to safe climbing tips,
Course length 9 min
Month 5 - Workplace Awareness
Forklifts, powered pallet jacks, lift equipment and ladders are just some of the hazards associated with working in a warehouse. This lesson examines the most common risks and how to stay safe.
Course length 10 min
Month 6 - Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shields the eyes, face, head and other body parts and is often required as a condition of employment. This lesson covers regulatory requirements for PPE, how to properly use PPE to prevent injury and personal responsibility in using PPE.
Course length 7 min
Month 7 - Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips and trips cause the majority of work-related injuries and 15 percent of all accidental deaths each year. This lesson covers:
- The types of falls that can occur
- How to identify if a slip, trip, or fall may occur
- How to walk defensively
- How to use three points of contact
Month 8 - Box Cutting
When used correctly, a box cutter is an effective tool. It can also be dangerous. This lesson reviews safe practices to follow including selecting the correct tool, holding the tool, stabilizing the material and use of PPE.
Course length 8 min
Month 9 - Pest Management
This lesson covers how to protect your warehouse or other facility against rodents, birds and insects.
Course length 12 min
Month 10 - Safe Operation of Pallet Jacks
Pallet jacks, also known as hand trucks, are easy to use, but there are a few tricks and safety regulations your workers need to know about moving heavy or awkward loads.
Course length 6 min
Month 11 - Lockout Tagout
Lock Out, Tag Out is a process to identify faulty equipment that needs repair and should not be used. Incorrect lockout/tagout is one of the top 5 most-common OSHA citations, so we created this course to explain the hazards associated with using damaged equipment, how to correctly mark and label equipment, and employee responsibilities.
Course length 6 min
Month 12 - Hand Truck Safety
Moving boxes and cargo can be hard work, but using a hand truck can make the process easier. The safe and efficient use of a hand truck is vital to prevent injuries and damage to the cargo.
In this lesson, the driver will learn:
- Hand truck inspection
- Delivery routes
- Safe hand truck loading
- Specialty hand trucks
- Tips and techniques
Course length 3 min
The Best Time to Plant A Tree is 20 Years Ago
The second best time to plant a tree is right now. Don't wait for another injury or incident. Contact us today and we can have your team training tomorrow. Connect with one of our helpful client services representatives by phone at 877-77-TREAD or online.