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Facing a higher-than-average incidence of injuries among warehouse workers, federal regulators will open a three-year campaign to improve worker health and safety by deploying awareness resources and conducting inspections of warehousing, storage/dis...
Enrolling in an OSHA 10-hour training class is a great way for anyone tasked with the safety of your workforce to learn how to control industry-specific hazards associated with OSHA’s most frequently cited standards.
Heavy freight, temporary trailers, mobile equipment, and hurried personnel with variable training combine to make loading docks uniquely hazardous. Shipping and receiving personnel must be alert and properly trained in material handling and equipment...
As devices become more numerous and more portable, the dangers of malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries increase, but there are several ways to prevent these avoidable injuries, including awareness and proper use and charging techniques.
Even simple wearable technology such as a smart phone or watch can help employees recognize hazards and improve workplace safety. The future may be moving toward connected technology for better real-time communication, and toward exoskeletons for ass...
Lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, and carrying materials and products. It’s an everyday part of most work environments. Training employees in body mechanics is good, but there are limits to what our bodies can tolerate. And ignoring these...
Last time, as part of our impromptu series on heat safety this historic climate summer, we identified occupations with the worst heat risk, with tips on how to avoid or mitigate the hazards of working in excessive heat.
This an updated version of “Hiring Young Workers and Keeping Them Safe,” from the July 11, 2013, MEMIC Safety Net Blog.
In our July 13 post, we reminded you about the seriousness of heat-related illness in the workplace. In the four weeks since then, data indicates workers toiled through the hottest days in earth’s history -- a trend that seems certain to continue.
For Terry Dussault, crafting a clear safety picture from disparate parts is part personal, part technological.
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