Posts made in July, 2015

Self-Evaluation of Lockout/Tagout Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to establish a program and use procedures for affixing appropriate lockout or tagout devices to energy isolating devices, and to otherwise disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start up, or release of stored energy in order to prevent injury to workers. OSHA...

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Self-Evaluation Checklist for Confined Spaces

Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered “confined” because their configurations hinder the activities of workers who enter, work in, and exit them. For example, employees who work in process vessels generally must squeeze in and out through narrow openings and perform their tasks while cramped or contorted. The Occupational Safety and Health...

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Forklift Operational Safety

Safety is the most important factor when lifting, moving, or lowering a load with a forklift. Smooth operation is essential for maintaining stability and preventing accidents. The following offers some recommendations for loading, carrying the load, and unloading a forklift to ensure worker safety. Loading Make sure the load is within the forklift’s rated...

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Safety Program Self-Evaluation Checklist for Small Business

Small business owners (SBOs) have a unique opportunity to increase profits by controlling loss costs due to poor safety and health programs. The key to accomplishing this is to perform a safety and health evaluation. Such an evaluation reviews the policies and procedures of a company’s safety and health program to determine if they are working effectively and...

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