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  • WHY SAFETY TRAINING IS CRITICAL FOR FORKLIFT OPERATORS

    Nov 10, 2021

    Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or smaller objects on pallets, in crates or other containers. According to OSHA, over-the-road haulage trucks and earth-moving equipment that has been modified to accept forks are…

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  • WHY IGNORING LOCKOUT TAGOUT PROCEDURES CAN BE DEADLY

    Nov 10, 2021

    ‍LESSONS LEARNED OSHA has identified the 4 leading causes of fatalities in construction and general industry work environments and Caught-in Hazards are one of the Focus Four. Caught-in or Caught-between hazards are defined as Injuries resulting from a person being squeezed, caught, crushed, pinched, or compressed between two or more objects, or between parts of an object. In this incident,…

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  • JOBSITE SAFETY HAZARDS OF CONSTRUCTION SITE STAIRWAYS

    Nov 10, 2021

    Everyone knows stairways need guardrails or handrails as fall protection, but how do you keep workers safe when the stairways are under construction, like the ones being built and used at construction sites? Stairways are a very common walking surface on construction worksites as they are being built and then during the construction phase as…

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  • HARD HATS ARE IMPORTANT FOR MANY WORK ENVIRONMENTS

    Nov 10, 2021

    Throwing on a hard hat when you are in the warehouse or headed to a job site is a great habit, but it’s also important to know why it’s required and be able to evaluate if you are wearing the right hard hat for your job. Head protection, specifically the use of a hard hat,…

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  • PREVENT BACK INJURIES AT WORK WITH THESE LIFTING TECHNIQUES

    Nov 10, 2021

    Despite all the equipment, tools, and machinery that is used in construction, manufacturing, in the warehouse or in the shop, manual labor is still needed to get most work done. What this means is that every worker is exposed to potential injuries to their back by simply doing the normal everyday tasks they often don’t…

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  • HAZARDS FOR WELDING, CUTTING AND BRAZING OPERATIONS

    Nov 10, 2021

    Welding, cutting and brazing operations present a very specific set of unique hazards. Everyone working in the vicinity should have general awareness of safe work practices. Welding, cutting, and brazing are different hot work techniques used to bond, cut, solder, or form metals at high temperatures. Specific precautions must be taken during this high-hazard work…

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  • CONSTRUCTION SITE FALL HAZARDS TO REVIEW WITH THE TEAM

    Nov 10, 2021

    Construction is among the most dangerous industries and in recent years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there are more than 800 fatal on-the-job injuries to construction workers annually – more than any other single industry. Fall hazards can be found in a variety of work activities, including: Working from ladders Work on rooftops, near skylights,…

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  • GUIDELINES TO SAFELY USE PNEUMATIC TOOLS AT WORK

    Nov 10, 2021

    Pneumatic tools, powered by compressed air, can be a useful and portable addition to electrical tools on construction sites, in industrial workshops, and at any work site where power tools are used. The air compressors that power pneumatic tools must be used correctly to ensure the safety of all workers on the job site. Common…

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