TWCC to Hold Warehouse Safety Seminar in Houston

February 7, 2003

The Workers’ Health and Safety division of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission (TWCC) scheduled a one-day educational seminar in Houston on Warehouse Safety.

The seminar will take place February 26, 2003 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. a.m. at the Embassy Suites, 9090 SW Freeway, Houston. The cost is $90 per person and registration begins at 7:30

As the use of warehouses by businesses has increased, the number of warehouse worker injuries has risen. Some of the main causes of worker injuries in warehouses are forklifts overturning, improper manual handling and lifting, people being struck by machinery and vehicles, slips and falls, and chemical splashes. This course will provide guidance for preventing injuries and making the warehouse a safer place to work.

The following topics will be discussed during this course:
· Powered industrial trucks;
· Means of egress and fire protection;
· Material handling, lifting, and ergonomics;
· Walking surfaces and working environment; and
· Hazard communication.

For more information, (512) 804-4632 or click here to register online.

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