Although overall injury rates for distributors are just average, injuries in their warehouses are 75 percent higher than for the average US worker. Warehouse injuries also tend to be severe; injuries that require at least five days away from work are nearly twice the national average. According to OSHA Worker Safety Series Warehousing booklet, the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries.
For warehousing establishments, the 10 OSHA standards most frequently included in the agency’s citations were:
2. Hazard communication
3. Electrical, wiring methods
4. Electrical, system design
5. Guarding floor & wall openings and holes
7. Mechanical power transmission
8. Respiratory protection
10. Portable fire extinguishers
How can Dynamics GP help reduce warehouse injuries? Let’s look at forklift injuries. About 100 employees are killed and 95,000 injured every year while operating forklifts in all industries.
Microsoft Dynamics GP helps create sophisticated inventory and shipment management in your warehouse. Accidents can happen when things are in disarray and Microsoft Dynamics GP helps eliminate confusion and enhanced insight by providing easy, real time visibility into inventory, sales, purchasing, and financial information across multiple locations.
The key to warehouse fulfillment is easily pulling the right product from the right shelf or bin. Your workers need the right information to go to right location to make the pick. You can fine tune Dynamics GP as a warehouse management solution to optimize and pull products in the most efficient way, called sequential pick packing. So if workers need to pull from 2 slots side by side you minimize risk of accident and make them more efficient if they only go to that area once. This will reduce the time and distance traveled on a forklift. This limits the chance of injury.
CAL Business Solutions is a Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP partner specializing in ERP solutions for small and medium distribution companies. We work with more than 75 distribution and light manufacturing companies in Connecticut and across the USA
If you are a New England distribution company looking for ERP/Warehouse management software, contact CAL Business Solutions to determine if Microsoft Dynamics GP is the right ERP system for your needs.
By CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner for Distribution Industry