Posts made in May, 2015

Forklift Inspections

Before operating a forklift, the worker should perform an inspection of the equipment. Below is a suggested checklist to evaluate the operational safety of the equipment before use. Any problems identified in the inspections should be reported to the supervisor immediately. When conducting a visual inspection, the worker should check that: The equipment is in good...

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Preventing Forklift Injuries

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigations of forklift-related deaths indicate that many workers and employers may not be aware of the risks of operating or working near forklifts and are not following the procedures set forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, in national consensus standards,...

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Electrical Self-Inspection Checklist

Electrical current exposes workers to a serious, widespread occupational hazard. Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. Electrical injuries consist of four main types: electrocution (fatal), electric shock, burns, and falls caused as a result of...

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Loading Dock Safety Recommendations

Loading dock safety should be a major priority due to the potential severity of injuries that can occur from accidents. Injuries sustained when lift trucks tip over or fall from docks, or those that occur when workers, as well as pedestrians, are impacted by a lift truck, falling load, or tractor-trailer, tend to be very serious and sometimes fatal. Prevention of...

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