Keeping distribution centers safe while moving forward
Distribution centers are busy, with people and products constantly moving in and out, creating much opportunity for unintentional crowding and spreading of germs. However, there are several key locations and actions you can take to help keep your distribution center and employees safe and productive.
Move up to Engineering Controls by addressing common bottleneck locations
Bottlenecks can lead to unexpected gatherings that could increase exposure. Implement directional signage and adjust work spaces accordingly.
As incoming and outgoing goods require all hands on deck, look to automate your processes by conducting a workflow analysis, including drop off vs immediate handling. An abundance of signage typically already exists in warehouses - be sure to select unique colors, icons and locations to help them stand out. Custom signs are often a good option to achieve this.
Busy warehouses can have unexpected and frequent interactions. So, make information about supply and equipment sharing and sanitization known with colorful and clearly posted signs.
Make managing areas with specific procedures easier with strategically placed signs. Whether limiting access to quarantined areas, enforcing mask and temperature screening protocol or customizing zone occupancy, these signs can help you handle safety in critical areas.
Deliveries and visitors are frequent and expected, however it is important to post exactly how these interactions should occur in order to keep your employees safe. From instructions about no contact to the appropriate steps for visitors, let signs communicate the steps.
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