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The Workplace Safety Network provides OSHA updates, practical ideas and real-world case studies to help Safety professionals create a safer workplace. This informative and entertaining blog covers what Safety leaders care about most, including safety leadership and training ideas on forklift safety, hazcom, lockout/tagout, slip, trips & falls, back safety, fire prevention, fall protection, and more.

Tragic reminder on clearing equipment

Tragic reminder on clearing equipment

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Machinery gets jammed. For a worker that means an irritating delay. But from a safety perspective, that means the degree of danger just rose. A tragic case in point: A worker in a Pennsylvania printing company lost his life after trying to clear a clogged book-baler. Rescue workers found the worker under a pile of […]

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Watch out for ‘Just be careful’

Watch out for ‘Just be careful’

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There’s an old safety saying: “Be careful” really means “Just don’t get hurt.” The idea is that warnings about safety hazards don’t do enough. You have to fix the problem. A recent case shows the idea underlying this: A western Pennsylvania roofing contractor sent a worker out to a residence. Power lines at 7,200 volts […]

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Multi-employer worksites: When to keep control

Multi-employer worksites: When to keep control

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A 25-year-old worker for an environmental-services firm was killed using a scissors lift, but police offered no real details. Jonathan Dennis was working in Sarasota, FL, for Creative Environmental Services of Orlando, a subcontractor of Gerardi Construction Inc. Dennis was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers. Multi-employer worksites present companies with unique training […]

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How dangerous is your safety training?

How dangerous is your safety training?

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An Ontario-based winter-rescue training firm has lost a student for the second time in five years. In the latest case, a firefighter-trainee became trapped under ice in the Saugeen River during a training exercise. Five years ago, the owner of the same rescue firm was acquitted of safety violations after another student was killed by […]

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There shouldn’t be doubts about your training

There shouldn’t be doubts about your training

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An Anheuser-Busch warehouse in Jersey City, NJ, has a training program that came under fire from OSHA, as the agency slapped the company with $121,000 in fines for two willful violations — one for allegedly failing to train industrial-truck operators and a related one for failing to take defective trucks out of service. Anheuser-Busch is […]

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