Wholesale & Distribution Industry Requires Lockout/Tagout Procedures

Any facility that would require employee repair or maintenance of equipment is required by OSHA to have lockout/tagout procedures. Lockout/tagout for wholesale trade and distribution facilities is imperative for employee safety and production efficiency. American commerce has revised its methods in the past few decades for distributing goods and products. Large wholesale warehouses have become the norm. Mammoth distribution centers near interstate highways are common and employ thousands of American workers.

Inside these centers, because of the automation revolution, it now takes only one worker to do the same job it took five or ten in the past. Massive conveyor belt systems move products from place to place with little or no human interaction.

But where humans are involved, sophisticated safety standards including tested lockout/tagout procedures are essential to safely operating these large machines. As the industry has grown, so has the size and power of these conveyor belts.

Clear lockout/tagout procedures in wholesale trade and distribution businesses help protect your employees and save lives. ESC Services can design a program that will take the guesswork out of safety and keep your trade and distribution business moving product quickly and, more importantly, safely.

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EXAMPLE COMPANIES

  • Amazon
  • FedEx