Wynright in the News

Keeping Workers Safe this Spring Buying Season

By: Don DeSimone

February 23,  2015

While many of us are still digging out from recent winter storms, some of the nation’s largest home-improvement warehouse stores are giving us a ray of hope that spring is just around the corner. The stores reported recently that they will hire tens of thousands of seasonal worker—both part- and full-time people at stores and distribution centers—for the spring selling season.

During this peak season for home improvement, safety can never be an afterthought. So it’s even more important than ever to have strategies and equipment in place to protect temporary workers who are less familiar with distribution centers and warehouses.

It behooves companies to consider ad hoc equipment needs to make their environments productive and safe, and to maintain industry best practices. Complacency to safety issues is a clear and present danger. New Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements are a motivator to get one’s safety strategy in order.

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