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The Real Impact of Accidents in Warehouses and Distribution Centers

The Economic Impact OF Accidents in Warehouses and Distribution Centers.

According to data from the National Safety Council (NSC) in the US for 2021, the economic impact from accidents was 167 billion dollars. These costs includes the value of time lost in days without staff working and stoppages in operations, damage to motor vehicles and machinery, injuries, investigation costs, compensation and unfortunately, deaths.

One of the indirect costs that a company absorbs are the working days lost due to accidents, including investigations and work disabilities, these are, on average, 150 days per case. Because of these permanent injuries due to accidents inside the warehouses, in the same year, a sum of 33 million days were lost. These figures make us see the impact that zero or poor protection of personnel, working areas and unprotected machinery has, also adding a lack of culture in accident prevention.

The problem that we have faced in the 12 years that we have been in the market is that most companies do not have their risk zones, forklift flow and working areas well defined. Mainly because of the high demand, the turnover of personnel and unstoppable operations in distribution centers, as well as the lack of options for new technologies in terms of industrial protections.

Our objective as a company is the prevention of accidents through the analysis of your operational flows within your warehouse, also the detection of risk areas and the correct advice on which products can help reduce accidents and protect your assets.

This constantly growing sector comes with high potential risks that makes our job a key subject in hectic and actively working scenarios. That is why we seek to team up with all companies and sectors in order to prevent any type of unrepairable damage to their assets and their people.

We know that all companies seek continuous improvement in their facilities, as well as continuous training for their staff in order to give them an overview of how to prevent any type of risk. This goes hand in hand with what our protections can offer and how well they are designed for the delimitation of flows between a person and a vehicle, ultimately helping anyone in the organization to be aware of posible accidents and prevent them.

By Abraham Mosso - Operations Manager - ENNAT Corp.



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