Repeat Violations Cost Vehicle Interior Manufacturer over $800K

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When a company gets into trouble with OSHA regulations more than once, it’s possible to end up in the organization’s Severe Violators Enforcement Program, which focuses on employers that repeatedly disregard safety measures. This happened to Formed Fiber Technologies, a business that manufactures vehicle interior trimmings for automobile makers like General Motors and Toyota. OSHA

Traffic Management in the Warehouse

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As a safety manager, you are responsible for the safety of everyone in your warehouse: workers and visitors, vehicle drivers and pedestrians. You can train some of these people, but others you can’t. Consequently, it’s imperative you properly direct traffic in your warehouse so everyone can move safely through the space to accomplish their tasks.

Safe Stacking and Storage in the Warehouse

Floor Markings, Storage, Stacking

When we think of the safety issues associated with warehouses, many of us tend to think about the hazards involved in using equipment like forklifts or the dangers of lifting heavy materials. While these issues do pose significant threats, the way materials are actually stored in the warehouse can also impact everyone’s safety. If stacked

Why We Rule – A Guide to Creating Rule Compliance In The Workplace

A Great Discussion On Compliance In The Workplace and Why We Violate Rules Rules. They’re everywhere. In the workplace, especially, they can also be critical to the safety of workers and guests/customers alike. Even so, rules are broken every single day, sometimes with dire consequences, and many times without. Why do we break the rules?

How to Start a Health and Safety Management System

Your facility probably has many written safety procedures—hazard communication or emergency response, for example—but do you have a comprehensive health and safety management system (HSMS)? OSHA mandates many kinds of safety plans, but there is no federal mandate regarding a health and safety system that covers all other safety plans (though some states do require

Vinyl Chart Tape – Ways To Improve Your Workplace

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some cheap material that could simultaneously improve your board rooms, worker organization, and other meeting tools and spaces? Gee, sure sounds nice. Lucky for you, it also exists. It’s called vinyl chart tape , and it’s backless (meaning no paper backing), easy to use, and can be purchased

Safety Signs – 7 Reasons Your Facility Might Need an Update

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Proper safety signage in the workplace can be the difference between an employee being safe while performing a task or getting injured. It’s true that safety training also helps prevent workplace accidents, but strategically placed safety signs are daily, on-the-job reminders that will reinforce proper behavior. Consequently, it’s important employers and safety managers do their

Cell Phone Workplace Safety

In the past decade, cell phone usage while driving has sprang up as a major driving safety issue in the United States and many other developed countries. Originally, teens were the primary target of anti-texting and driving campaigns, but now that cell phone usage is standard amongst a multitude of demographics, the issue has become

Facility Maintenance

The role of facility maintenance professionals is often oversimplified by many people. When they think of someone who works in facility maintenance, they may think of janitors or people who fix a particular machine, or a combination of the two. The fact is, however, that facility maintenance is much more than that, and is an