How to Clean Up Small Fuel Spills Safely

Workplace accidents involving spilled gasoline, diesel, waste oil, engine fluids, and other potentially explosive fuels can put your employees, products, and workplace at risk. For bigger spills, the best response is to call 911 and have the local fire department handle the situation. But for smaller spills, it may be possible to control the spread of spilled … Read more

Analysis: Seven Amputations Occur Each Day in the US

Improved severe injury reporting requirements among US businesses has revealed a disturbing trend: On an average workday in the US, seven employees suffer amputations of their fingers, toes, hands or other body parts. In 2015, new regulations enacted by the US Department of Labor required US companies to report any serious workplace injury, such as … Read more

GreenRoad Technologies Offers App That Improves Driver Safety

GreenRoad Technologies is offering an app that helps improve driver behavior and fleet management monitoring for use on a smartphone. The app uses technology within the smartphone including GPS and built-in accelerometers that eliminate the need for a professionally installed telematics device in the vehicle. The technology features patented algorithms to detect how well the … Read more

Website Advises Young People of their Workplace Rights

Each year, millions of teenagers get their first job. But whether it’s working a fast food restaurant or helping out at a construction site, there are workplace dangers at just about every workplace. Unfortunately, many young workers aren’t aware of their rights under the law — especially their right to work in a safe workplace. … Read more

Now Hear This: ‘OSHA Wants Your Noise Reduction Ideas’

Every year, an estimated 22 million workers risk losing all or part of their hearing as a result of workplace noise hazards. Now two government agencies are turning to a group experts for ideas on how to reduce workplace noise: The workers themselves. “Hear and Now – The Noise Safety Challenge” is a national contest … Read more

OSHA Regulations for Powered Industrial Trucks – Part IV – Unattended Vehicles, Maintenance, and Fueling Procedures

In Part One of my series on OSHA Regulations Concerning Industrial Trucks, I discussed responsibilities warehouse executives have in assuring safe forklift operation. In Part Two, I discussed what OSHA expected warehouses to do concerning the training of forklift operators. In Part Three, I covered OSHA requirements concerning pre use inspections and operation of a … Read more

OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks – Part III

In my first of a series of articles on the OSHA rules pertaining to powered industrial trucks, I discussed responsibilities of all parties in the warehouse including management, supervisor, and employees on proper operation of lifts. In Part II, I covered requirements for warehouse programs involved in the training of powered industrial truck operators. In … Read more

OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks – Part II – Training

In Part I of my series describing OSHA’s regulation 1910.178 on Powered Industrial Trucks, I covered the responsibilities of the warehouse manager, program administrator, supervisors, and employees pertaining to the safe use of powered industrial trucks. In this article, Part II of the series, I will discuss what OSHA expects warehouses to do concerning training … Read more

OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Powered Industrial Trucks – Part I

If you are a warehouse manager, then you are well aware of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. government agency responsible for the safe use of powered industrial trucks also known as forklifts. The actual regulation that covers powered industrial truck use is OSHA Rule 1910.178, which provides a detailed explanation of … Read more

5 Affordable Traffic Control Products that Can Improve Facility Safety Instantly

Workplace accidents are bad for business. Not only can they result in hospital bills, reduced productivity, and a disruption in the workflow, but they also can attract attention from federal safety officials, demoralize other employees, and create a toxic work environment. Avoiding workplace accidents like vehicle collisions with people and property and tip over accidents … Read more