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Safety Is a Thankless Job

Phil La Duke’s Blog By Phil La Duke On April 19th I will make my 10th consecutive speaking appearance at the Michigan Safety Conference in Grand Rapids Michigan; this speech quite likely will be my last public appearance (it most certainly will be the only public appearance I will be making in 2016). I have [...]

Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants more control over trucking, and the latest focus is on fall protection. Tank fleets, in particular, are being targeted in the current OSHA initiative. The agency is seeking comments from industry on whether or not it should develop specific regulations to “cover falls from rolling stock and [...]

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 Although OSHA still sets and enforces the law regarding fall protection, the outdated nature of the existing regulations forces organizations to look to ANSI for guidance on current best practices and equipment.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 [...]

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 [...]

14 Warehouse Safety Tips to Remember in 2014

Posted by Kevin Reynolds on January 2, 2014 Warehouse safety is very important. There are hundreds of possible ways to get injured while working in a warehouse. When the new year kicks off, kick it off right, by being sure to review the basics in warehouse safety with your employees. Once you’ve reviewed the basics [...]

Common Warehouse Hazards: Forklifts & Pallets

Warehouse employees will use forklifts and pallet jacks routinely throughout the day. The common hazards associated with use of this equipment include: • Obstructed view; • Speeding; • Moisture on the working surface (ice, water, oil); • Blind corners; • Insufficient lighting; • Traffic patterns; • Temporary storage areas inside and outside; • Lack of [...]

10 easy, low-cost solutions for warehouse safety

September 22, 2014 10 easy, low-cost solutions for warehouse safety In 2012, warehouse and storage workers experienced nearly 12,000 injuries requiring days away from work. More than one in three of these injuries were musculoskeletal disorders, with sprains, strains, and tears the most common by far. If you manage safety in the warehousing industry—or if [...]

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