Warehouse Safety

  • 2 topics | 25m 59s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Modern industry relies heavily on warehouses as distribution hubs for material goods. Goods are stored, usually temporarily, in warehouses as they make their way to their final destinations – for example, retail or commercial customers. This constant turnover of materials makes for a very busy environment where the use of equipment, climbing, the use of ladders, and the storage of materials and dangerous chemicals present potential safety hazards. This course explores the typical hazards you're likely to be exposed to in a warehouse and offers advice on how to protect yourself. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize ways to prevent hazards on loading docks
  • recognize how to protect against hazards associated with pedestrian traffic, ergonomics, and cuts
  • recognize ways to prevent the hazards associated with forklift operation and pedestrian safety
  • recognize ways to prevent hazards associated with ladders and falling from heights
  • recognize ways to prevent hazards associated with stored materials and chemicals
  • match examples of good housekeeping to good housekeeping practices


  • Preventing Hazards Associated with Material Handling
  • Preventing Hazards Associated with Material Storage