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A Must Read if You Operate Forklifts – It Could Save Your Life!

- May 19, 2017 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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From 1980 to 1994 there were 1,021 fatalities due to forklift-related accidents per The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) Surveillance System.  The fatalities occurred as a result of the following types of accidents: Type of Accident Percentage of Accidents Forklift …  Read more …

A Heads Up to Lumber Yards

- May 4, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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If you own, work or have your employees purchase materials from a lumber yard, then you’ll want to review this. Lumber yards possess a variety of hazards and safety challenges, and OSHA is taking notice! Below, are the most common …  Read more …

Help Prevent the Welder Shuffle

- May 2, 2017 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you have worked construction, or in a manufacturing facility with welding going on, I’m sure you have witnessed the “Welder Shuffle.” If you aren’t familiar, it’s the panicked dance someone does when a piece of molten metal (usually slag) …  Read more …

Heat Safety: How to Prevent Heat Illness

- April 27, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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It’s spring and the days are growing longer. Soon the temperatures will begin to reach dangerous levels in many parts of the country. Occupational heat exposure and prevention is a topic that should be given attention in many industries. Operations …  Read more …

An Incentive Program that Works – Safety Slogan Contest

- April 6, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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The safety slogan incentive program is designed to increase safety awareness by motivating employees to review a weekly safety topic in the form of a catchy slogan. Slogans can be developed internally, but can also be found online. A simple web search …  Read more …

Weekly Safety Challenge

- March 24, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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You’ve explained to your supervisors that safety is important. You’ve told them time and time again that they should correct unsafe conditions and acts.  You have a maintenance team ready and willing to react to safety work orders, but those …  Read more …