November 30, 2020
In warehousing and distribution, productivity and efficiency are king. When this happens, safety can often take a back seat. A simple google search for “warehouse safety metrics” provides results focused on warehouse performance and warehouse KPIs that include: on-time shipments, cycle times, number of picks per hour, perfect orders, and warehouse capacity used, among others. We have to be sure that we are not incentivizing shortcuts that put worker safety at risk. One way to safeguard this is to elevate safety metrics to measure alongside performance metrics. Here are our favorite ways to measure warehouse safety.