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Update Your Fall Protection Program Now: Apply New ANSI Z359 Equipment Standards

With recent and forthcoming changes to the ANSI Z359 fall protection code, the landscape of the fall protection industry is changing. Although OSHA still sets and enforces the law regarding fall protection, the outdated nature of the existing regulations forces organizations to look to ANSI for guidance on current best practices and equipment. For full [...]

OSHA Document Retention – “How Long Do I Need To Keep This?

As most employers are aware, OSHA inspections typically involve a request for the employer to produce certain documents. In many cases, employers are unsure of what documents the compliance officer is entitled to see and copy. Employers can also be unsure of how long to retain certain documents required under OSHA. Some OSHA regulations require [...]

How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those [...]

Why Load Notice?

Why display load signs? For safety, of course. While safety and warning signs are all around us, it’s easy to forget or to be blasé, but storage equipment carries heavy loads. A typical one-tonne pallet weighs the same as a small car. If it falls from 10m high, it’s doing about 30mph by the time [...]

OSHA Pocket Guide- Worker Safety Series (Warehousing) Part 5

Think Safety Checklists Forklift Safety ❏Powered industrial trucks (forklifts) meet the design and construction requirements established in American National Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks, Part II ANSI B56.1-1969. ❏Written approval from the truck manufacturer has been obtained for any modifications or additions that affect the capacity and safe operation of the vehicle. ❏Capacity, operation and [...]

OSHA Pocket Guide- Worker Safety Series (Warehousing) Part 3

Charging Stations Hazard: Fires and explosion risks are possible unless proper guidelines are followed. Solutions: • Prohibit smoking and open flames in and around charging stations; • Provide adequate ventilation to disperse fumes from gassing batteries; • Ensure that fire extinguishers are available and fully charged; • Provide proper personal protective equipment such as rubber [...]

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