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Did you know how accidents in warehouses and distribution centers in the USA impact society?

In this article, I want to raise awareness about the importance of preventing workplace accidents and present data that shows the impact not only on private companies but also on society as a whole. It also highlights the economic losses that directly affect the United States government.

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates the average costs of preventable fatal and non-fatal injuries to illustrate their impact on the nation's economy and measure the importance of prevention. The costs depicted in the image represent the dollars spent and the income not received due to injuries and deaths.

The costs of unintentional injuries are enormous, reaching $167 billion annually. They amount to billions of dollars each year, impacting employers and society at large. These figures can be difficult to grasp, so let's relate them to everyday data, as shown below:

As an active member of society and a safety consultant, I want to show you that there are several options to reduce the accident rate. By raising awareness and working together, we can foster a culture of prevention and give it the importance it deserves.

ENNAT's Solutions: Tackling the Root Problem as a safety consultant

As a safety consultant, specializing in design and innovation in industrial protections, I have visited various distribution centers over the past year. I have observed that many companies lack clearly defined risk and circulation areas, as well as proper flow management for forklifts operating at high speeds with reduced visibility, thereby increasing the risk of accidents.

Moreover, most of these warehouses still use outdated protections that were created in the 1930s, without any technological advancements. These ineffective and outdated protections not only fail to control deformation and rotation but also lack the necessary shock absorption to minimize the impact of accidents.

To address these issues and provide effective solutions, our team at ENNAT has developed a range of safety products. Our innovative solutions include the use of rubber modules and steel barriers, which offer controlled deformation, rotation, and superior shock absorption capabilities. These advanced safety measures not only protect assets and personnel but also significantly reduce floor and rack damage caused by forklifts.

One of our flagship products is the Rack Guard, a low maintenance protection system that provides both aisle and rack protection. It is designed to fit seamlessly into warehouse configurations, ensuring space savings while offering maximum safety. The Rack Guard serves as a barrier and rack protector, effectively safeguarding against forklift damage and preventing costly repairs.

By implementing our industrial protections and safety barriers, distribution centers can create designated walk paths and pedestrian aisles, further enhancing warehouse safety. These measures not only protect personnel but also minimize the risk of rack damage and provide upright protection for pallet rack frames. Our column guards and warehouse rack guards offer comprehensive protection against impacts, reducing the likelihood of accidents and improving overall industrial safety.

Investing in our ENNAT solutions not only ensures the well-being of employees but also provides fast payback through reduced damage costs and increased operational efficiency. Our focus on safety, design, and innovation sets us apart in the industry, making us the preferred choice for companies looking to enhance their warehouse protections and promote a culture of accident prevention.

Let's raise awareness, work together, and prioritize safety in our warehouses and distribution centers to create a secure and productive working environment for everyone.

By Abraham Mosso - Operations Manager - ENNAT Corp.



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