Forklifts, scissor lifts and pallet jacks
- Batteries are typically used to power to the equipment.
- Be aware, and stay clear of, moving equipment in the warehouse.
Trash compactor, recycling bins
- No one is permitted to climb on or in these machines.
Chemicals for cleaning
- Bathroom cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Disinfectant wipes and sprays
Batteries and Battery Charging Area
- Warehouse equipment is charged by batteries.
- No open flames or smoking in this area.
- If exposed to battery acid or propane, safety data sheets (SDS) are located outside the agency office.
- If exposed to battery acid or propane, an eye washing station is located near the forklift chargers and in the Honda room.
- Volunteers have limited warehouse access and work in the volunteer workspaces sorting room, Honda room and the agency area.
- Volunteers assigned to taking out the trash and recycling follow the designated route from the volunteer work areas to the dock and are required to wear a safety vest.
- Only certified and trained employees can use the forklifts and scissor lift.
- Only trained employees and volunteers over age 18 may use electric and manual pallet jacks.
Response to Chemical Exposure or Accident
First Aid Kits
- First aid kits are located in the dry inventory area, Honda room and administration areas.
Blood Borne Pathogen Kits
- Blood borne pathogen kits are located near first aid kits.
- AED defibrillator is located outside the agency office.
- Fire extinguishers are located throughout the building fully charged, maintained, and labeled.
Second Harvest’s Safety Committee
- Second Harvest’s Safety Committee members are first responders trained in CPR/first aid, AED, blood borne pathogen, and fire extinguishers. A list of first responders is kept at the front desk.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are located outside the agency office. The yellow notebook maintained by Warehouse Management contains an SDS about the chemicals on-site and gives instruction on handling the chemical, how to store the chemical, and what to do if exposed to the chemical.