Warehouse Challenges


Mr. Dave Olah will open the session discussing the Harrisburg Area Offices proposed Local Emphasis Program (LEP) addressing material handling equipment and the Under-Ride Hazard. This hazard is a misunderstood hazard that may not be recognized in the workplace. The discussion will also focus on means to control the Under-Ride Hazard risk.

Ms. Jen Fritz and Mr. Seth Landis will discuss the many challenges associated with warehouses. This will include safety hazards, new technology, recommended training, unique inventory requests, dock requirements, etc. There is a growing workforce in this type of environment and we need to properly prepare them so that accidents are avoided.




Presented By:

Dave Olah, Harrisburg Area Director, OSHA

Mr Olah began his career in the US Navy; he served on a destroyer in Charleston South Carolina and the aircraft carrier, USS Harry S. Truman, CVN-75 in Norfolk Virginia.  Shore duty assignments included Naval Air Station Bermuda where he was the chief criminal investigator and the Presidential Retreat, Camp David, where he assumed the duties of Fire Chief during the end of the George H. W. Bush administration and the beginning of the Clinton administration. His final tour of duty was aboard USS Bulkeley DDG 84 where he served as the Assistant Chief Engineer while deployed to the Persian Gulf during operation desert storm.  Following his retirement in 2004 he worked for JLG Industries in Shippensburg Pennsylvania where he was responsible for the final assembly and delivery of all rough terrain scissor lifts, the 400S and 450A boom lifts and the boom assembly department. In 2009 Mr Olah began his OSHA career as a Safety and Health Compliance Officer in the Harrisburg Area Office.  He spent two years as an Assistant Area Director and in 2016 was selected to fill the Area Director position.

Presented By:

Jen Fritz, Training Manager, Eastern Lift Truck Company

Ms. Fritz began her career as the Training Manager at Eastern Lift Truck Company over 8 years ago.  She and the Director of Safety are responsible for making sure all of the company’s 16 branches, covering the Mid-Atlantic region, have the proper training to do their job safely and efficiently.  Jen and her training team provide OSHA-compliant training to all of their customers (ranging from powered industrial truck operator training to CPR certification).  Prior to Eastern Lift Truck Company, she worked in both Human Resource and Purchasing capacities for over 15 years.

Presented By:

Seth A. Landis, PMP

Mr. Landis has been with Eastern Lift Truck for over 5 years. He is currently the General Operations Manager for the ELT Systems Division, providing material handling solutions for customers nationwide. He and his department are responsible for offering customers efficient and safe ways of moving and storing their product/s. Seth started his career in material handling 15 years ago engineering and installing custom production equipment for the food and pharmaceutical industry. Following that, he worked for an architectural firm designing warehouses and facility storage layouts. This led him to one of the leading rack manufacturers in the US, where he then worked for two years before joining Eastern Lift Truck.