Is it Possible to Increase Forklift Safety with Warehouse and Manufacturing Labor Shortages?
Warehouse and manufacturing labor shortages has been in the news…everywhere. Recently, the Washington Post, Forbes, and even Supply Chain Dive all reported on the challenges for warehouse and manufacturing labor shortages. This really isn’t news to us in the industry as the challenge to hire warehouse workers has been reaching impossible levels for the past few years. However, with the holiday’s coming up, the Washington Post said it best and to the point, “We are overwhelmed, understaffed and without applicants.”
As companies ramp up production, how are they going to meet customer demands with current staff, temporary or new workers? With the increased speed of just about everything in the facility, how will worker injuries, pedestrian safety, product damage and forklift safety reach zero?