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Writing a Safety Policy for Your Warehouse or DC

To get maximum buy-in and compliance with your safety practices, corporate safety administrator recommends involving workers in writing safety policies.

(Boonton, NJ, November 11, 2010) — Is it time to improve your DC's safety policies? If so, Rudy Cuevas, corporate safety administrator at Associated Material Handling in Addison, IL, says it's crucial that you involve as many people as possible in the process.

Cuevas tells Distribution Center Management newsletter that when Associated Material Handling introduces a new safety practice it usually spends two months sending the policy through safety committees and asking for feedback from workers.

This sort of feedback lends credibility to safety rules. After all, says Cuevas, the last thing you want is workers not following a policy because it's unrealistic or not helpful.

The interview with Cuevas appears in the November issue of Distribution Center Management newsletter and includes 12 steps to updating your safety plan.


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