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.

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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Are people trained for the unexpected?

Are people trained for the unexpected?

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A Colorado television reporter suffered frostbite during spot-news coverage of a cold snap; ironically, he was reporting on the importance of dressing properly for the cold weather if outside for extended periods of time. Eric Fink of KRDO was outside in negative 10 degrees when he encountered problems with his camera – and took his […]

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