Any business that manages warehouse facilities has a responsibility to keep employees and visitors safe. This type of environment is typically home to a large number of products, many of which are heavy or pose other dangers.
If merchandise is not stored or secured correctly, it can result in injuries or fatalities on the premises. These tragic accidents are avoidable and there are protocols and legal requirements that apply to different warehouse settings.
The owners of the premises and employees who play a role in ensuring safety in a warehouse may be liable for any injuries or damage to property. Establishing how failings occurred and who is responsible is a complex process. In many cases, multiple parties share the blame for injuries sustained from merchandise.
Warehouse Safety Protocols
The safety protocols vary depending on the nature of the business and the type of products that are stored. For instance, a retail warehouse will store a large variety of products that may differ in size, shape and weight. The main concern in this setting is ensuring items are stored safely and secured where necessary.
Alternatively, a warehouse may contain products that are potentially dangerous by design. Examples include power tools, construction equipment and hazardous chemicals. When these products and equipment are stored and secured correctly, the risk of accidents is significantly reduced.
While storage and security protocols are important, sufficient warnings for handling merchandise should be made available to all parties who have access to the warehouse. A good example of poor warehouse safety might include hazardous chemicals that are stored in an unmarked container. If there is no way to identify a potential danger, accidents are more likely to occur.
The Race Law Firm
If you have been injured by merchandise or equipment in a warehouse, call Race Law Firm today. As an insurance company defender for 25 years, Kevin Race understands the complexities of warehouse injury lawsuits and will use that knowledge to benefit his clients.
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