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Maintaining Workplace Safety During Peak Shipping Season

Safety is Everybody's Business!


As the very busy peak shipping season approaches, shippers often bring in large numbers of temporary workers who may not be familiar with the DC environment. Therefore, workplace safety training is critical to avoiding serious accidents.

In order for shippers to achieve optimal workplace safety, everyone must believe in its importance and be held accountable for supporting it. This begins with being aware of situations that have previously contributed to accidents and that can be addressed to prevent future accidents.

According to industry experts, that means going beyond simply reporting that... 


Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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This report: Advances in Conveyor Technology increasing System Flexibility


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