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Tips to Prepare for National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day is the second Tuesday in June. The day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight safe use of forklifts an...

National Forklift Safety Day is the second Tuesday in June. The day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. In turn, this encourages safer behavior in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 29, 2019
Safety

Conveyor Mangles Worker - 5 Safety Tips

While pulling boxes from a line where a conveyor system meets up with a roller line, one worker was caught and severely injured. Conveyor systems h...

While pulling boxes from a line where a conveyor system meets up with a roller line, one worker was caught and severely injured. Conveyor systems help increase productivity but workers must work safely around them. Workplaces can use simple safety best practices to minimize downtime for efficiency.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 22, 2019
Pioneering Personnel

Worker Details Chemical Inhalation Incident

Unknown chemicals were inhaled by a warehouse employee during a grocery story remodel in Florida. Since then, he has had numerous visits to the eme...

Unknown chemicals were inhaled by a warehouse employee during a grocery story remodel in Florida. Since then, he has had numerous visits to the emergency room for headaches, nausea, and other ailments.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 14, 2019
News and Trends

Fall Prevention, Protection Focuses Increase

On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering sc...

On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering scaffolding requires extra attention for fall prevention and protection should a fall occur.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 07, 2019
News and Trends

4 Things to Do to Meet IEEE 1584-2018 Changes

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important st...

If you’re updating your facility’s arc flash assessment information, once the testing is over, there is more work to be done. The most important step in an arc flash assessment: labels.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published May 06, 2019
Visual Communication

Energize Workplace Electrical Safety Plans

Each May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International highlights the importance of electrical safety by focusing on ways to educate on the poten...

Each May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International highlights the importance of electrical safety by focusing on ways to educate on the potential hazards in various industries. This year, the campaign focuses on electrical safety during disasters, among other electrical dangers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 30, 2019
News and Trends

Creative Teen Videos ‘Speak Up’ for Work Safety

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work...

Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work safely, the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition each year sponsors a video contest. The videos allow teens to create safety messages for peers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 30, 2019
Safety

Tips to Maximize Control Panel Safety

Never underestimate the power of electricity. While it is easy to take energy for granted, there are many hazards that await workers who do not pre...

Never underestimate the power of electricity. While it is easy to take energy for granted, there are many hazards that await workers who do not prepare prior to working with it. Workplaces can ensure safety for electrical maintenance by keeping control panels neat, organized and properly labeled.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published April 10, 2019
Pioneering Personnel

SAIF Leader Rises to Construction Challenges

Knowing she’s making a difference in the lives of workers is what motivates Melissa Diede. The senior safety management consultant and construction...

Knowing she’s making a difference in the lives of workers is what motivates Melissa Diede. The senior safety management consultant and construction safety manager at SAIF Corporation shares what it’s like in her profession and how important safety is for employers and employees alike.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 28, 2019
Pioneering Personnel

128 Years Strong, E.M. Duggan Thrives on Safety

E.M. Duggan is a fifth-generation, family owned mechanical contracting business in Massachusetts. For 128 years, the company has been long respecte...

E.M. Duggan is a fifth-generation, family owned mechanical contracting business in Massachusetts. For 128 years, the company has been long respected for its expertise in plumbing, HVAC, fire protection and service. It recently won contractor of the year.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 04, 2019