Safety in The Workplace
- All Employees are expected to maintain their work area and the warehouse clean and organized at all times.
- Company-issued back belts or braces must be worn properly and at all times when lifting.
- All employees are expected to inspect their equipment at the beginning of their shift and report malfunction to the company mechanic or warehouse manager.
- Only employees that have been certified will be permitted to operate Forklift and electric pallet jack.
- All new warehouse employees will need to show certification and demonstrate competence to operate forklift and or pallet jacks on their first day of employment. Employees will not be permitted to operate forklift or electric pallet jack if he or she fails the test.
- All employees must wear company-issued safety vests when working or visiting the warehouse or coolers.
- Horseplaying, operating equipment, or damaging company property of product will be ground for warning, suspension or even termination of employment.
- Employees must be conscious of emergency exits and procedures in the event of an emergency evacuation.
- Always wear proper protective clothing when performing your duties Example; Hairnets, gloves, beard nets, steel toes.
- Communicate any and all safety hazards to your supervisor or manager.
- Report Spills, fallen objects or any workplace threats to your supervisor or manager.
- Bend Knees when lifting heavy objects or ask your peer for help.
- When lifting and carrying heavy objects, first bend knees, bring objects to the body then take to destination. Bend knees to place object down.
- All products that arrived on broken pallets must be first repalletized before placing them on racks.
- All new employees will be given a tour of the facility and shown key points of the warehouse including loading and receiving docks.
- All chemicals must be maintained in the janitorial room. Only sanitizer is allowed to be kept in the warehouse
Disasters can happen at any moment, so we must constantly be prepared and refresh our plans. A solid evacuation plan outlines the flow of traffic through primary and secondary escape routes. Your shift leader has designated an individual to lead during an emergency event. Adhering to these guidelines is vital to the safety of you and your coworkers.
Exit routes are posted throughout the workplace, please see a supervisor to find your exit route
Ideally, all employees should have basic first aid training. This training includes:
- Understand how to use appropriate PPE to protect against exposure to bloodborne diseases
- Proper knowledge of where first-aid supplies are kept
A dress code not only helps the company build its brand, but it can also be a vital factor when it comes to safety in the workplace. For example, a warehouse worker will have a long list of PPE, such as gloves, back brace, steel-toed shoes, and other items to help protect them while working.
- work attire should be neat and clean, and allow workers to perform their jobs safely and effectively.
- Employees should avoid torn, frayed, and dirty clothing, and anything with words, logos, or pictures that may be deemed offensive. None of this is professional and doesn’t set a good image for your company.
Safety is not a one-time training exercise, it’s a mindset that you must carry with you to work every day in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone around you. With more than forty years of experience in the industry, our customers have the peace of mind to know their product is in good hands. With dedicated and trained representatives, the Evo team is available around the clock to fulfill any request. From our offices, to your front door, our team continues to diversify services in perishables including seafood, meats, pharmaceuticals, and flowers.