Posts Categorized: Safety

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The shipping and receiving area can be a dangerous place. If you’re working there, you need to stay vigilant to protect your own safety. Your company will do everything it can to prevent accidents. But, ultimately, it’s up to you to maintain the highest level of compliance.  Data show that 25% of industrial accidents take place… Read more »

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Safety is an everyday thing. It often comes down to relatively simple decisions, like what to wear. Performing a warehouse job safely and efficiently starts with the right dress code.  It’s important to get the little things right when it comes to safety. Avoiding injuries and accidents isn’t about special seminars or massive technology upgrades…. Read more »

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Running your business involves the constant interaction between people and machines. This creates an amazing productivity opportunity. However, it has a dark side as well. All that human/equipment interplay poses a potential safety risk.  The forklift represents a great example of this. It’s fundamental to running your day-to-day operation. At the same time, all that driving around… Read more »

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Welding poses obvious safety risks. It uses extreme heat to melt metal – the possibility of severe bodily damage is clear from a basic description of the activity. In other words, it’s a very dangerous job. However, as with any hazardous endeavor, though, those dangers can be avoided if you identify the risks and take proper precautions to… Read more »

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Safety should represent a company-wide mission. You need to be vigilant and consistent to enforce an effective safety regime. It requires a strict, no-nonsense approach allowing you to reach the highest levels of compliance. However, saying you want a no-nonsense safety regime is one thing. Implementing one is something else. Putting the procedures into place… Read more »

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Running an efficient business is key to maintaining a profitable enterprise. However, these attempts can go too far. An understaffed facility can lead to safety concerns, endangering employees and ultimately undermining your goal to save money. We understand the dilemma. Your goal is to keep costs down. That’s just good business. As a result, you… Read more »

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The best resource to keep yourself safe: yourself. The company can dictate all the correct rules and regulations, but if you and your coworkers just roll your collective eyes and ignore the protocols, the stated procedures will serve no purpose. You need to buy into a culture of safety. You need to know the applicable… Read more »

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A summer day seems like an innocuous thing. Who wouldn’t want to step outside on a warm, clear summer day? However, it’s one thing to take advantage of the sunshine by heading to the beach or taking a picnic to a park. It’s quite another to work in the scorching heat for an eight-hour shift…. Read more »

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OSHA citations are expensive in their own right. Within the last few years, Congress substantially increased the penalties the organization was allowed to levy against companies that violated safety regulations. The maximum penalty for what’s considered a “serious” violation can now run up to $13,260 and the top price for a citation in the “willful… Read more »

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While you try to avoid all workplace accidents, some situations pose a greater threat than others. A light injury or some property damage represent one kind of negative consequence. The death of a worker exists in a totally different category. As such, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, better known as OSHA, has designated its… Read more »