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Warehouse Safety Regulations in Turkey

Workers at warehouses, distribution centers, and other material handling applications face particular health risks. In response, Turkish law requires employers at these facilities to provide specific material handling equipment to keep employees safe.

Turkey’s occupational safety and health laws are designed to comply with the European Union Workplace Health and Safety Directive (89/391/EEC), which has clear guidelines for ergonomics and material handling equipment. Here are the relevant national laws that cover health and safety in Turkish warehouses, along with BHS products that comply with these guidelines:

 İş Sağlığı ve Güvenliği (İSG)
(Act No. 6331 on Occupational Health and Safety)

Related Products: Lift Tables (LT, SMLT, MMLT, PMLT), Tilt Tables (TT, PMTT), Material Carts (PC), Cylinder Transporters (CT), Cylinder Transporter Cages (CTC), Forklift Work Platform (FWP), Order Picking Cart (OPC), Conduit Carrier Cart (CC), Overhead Reel Lifter (ORL), Reel Handler Attachment (RHA), Structural Barrier Rails (SBR), Structural Bollards (SB)

Isyeri Bina ve Eklentilerinde Alinacak Saglik ve Guvenlik Onlemlerine Iliskin Yonetmelik
(Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of July 2013 on health and safety measures to be taken in workplace buildings and annexes)

Related Products: Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector (CO-S-D), Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet  (FE-20)

Saglik ve Guvenlik Isaretleri Yonetmeligi
(Ministry of Labour and Social Security Occupational Health and Safety Regulations of September 2013)

Related Products: Signage & Posting (SP-1)

Isyerlerinde Acil Durumlar Hakkinda Yonetmelik
(Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of June 2013 on emergency situations in the workplaces)

Related Products: Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detector (CO-S-D), Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet (FE-20)

Regulations of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of 11 February 2004 on the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers<

Related Products: Lift Tables (LT, SMLT, MMLT, PMLT), Tilt Tables (TT, PMTT)
In addition to these national OSH laws, Turkey is a signatory of several International Labour Organization conventions that cover warehouse operation and equipment. These include:

ILO Convention No. 119 Concerning the Guarding of Machinery

Related Products: Lift Tables (LT, SMLT, MMLT, PMLT), Tilt Tables (TT, PMTT)

ILO Convention No. 127 Concerning the Maximum Permissible Weight to Be Carried by One Worker

Related Products: Lift Tables (PSMLT, MMLT, PMLT), Material Carts (PC), Cylinder Transport Equipment (CT, CTC), Order Picking Carts (OPC), Conduit Carrier Cart (CC), Overhead Reel Lifter (ORL), Reel Handler Attachment (RHA)

ILO Convention no. 155 Concerning Occupational Safety and Health

Related Products: Lift Tables (LT, SMLT, MMLT, PMLT), Tilt Tables (TT, PMTT), Racks (SMR, GR), Material Carts (PC), Cylinder Transporter (CT), Cylinder Transporter Cage (CTC), Cylinder Storehouse (CSH), Forklift Work Platform (FWP), Automotive Battery Rack (BS-ABR-C), High Value Cart (HVC), Industrial Shelving (IS), Order Picking Cart (OPC), Parallel Reel Payout (PRP), Conduit Carrier Cart (CC), Overhead Reel Lifter (ORL), Reel Handler Attachment (RHA), Structural Barrier Rails (SBR), Structural Bollards (SB)
The items referenced above are intended to assist in meeting the regulations referenced therein. Government regulations applicable to the use of BHS’ products vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. This survey should not be considered an exhaustive list of applicable regulations in your area. It is the responsibility of the end user to verify and maintain full compliance with all applicable regulations. Please consult legal counsel to determine the regulations applicable to your facility.