Warehouse workers job duties can cause low back or neck injuries resulting in workers compensation benefits. Warehouse or loading dock or shipping and receiving workers are primarily responsible for receiving, sorting, storing, taking inventory, keeping records and organizing for the shipping of merchandise stored in the warehouse or distribution center. The workers are also operate automated equipment such as forklifts, conveyor belts, rail cars and high stackers. The work is physically strenuous so warehouse workers have to be fit. Workers receive on-the-job training to prepare them for their responsibilities.