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The Classifications of Forklifts

Forklift Classifications

Deciding your warehouse or manufacturing facility needs to purchase a new forklift is only the first step. OSHA has identified and classified seven different types of powered industrial vehicles giving you a number of options to choose from depending on your organizations needs and applications. The recognized seven classifications are as follows: So, what does

Ageism Amongst Safety Professionals and Hiring Processes – An Exploration

What are your Thoughts on Ageism During the Hiring Process? Across LinkedIn’s various message boards, thousands of discussions get started every single day in an attempt to stir up interaction based around relevant workplace topics. While questions posed may be striking in their own right, discussion often tends to tail off after a few replies.

OSHA Creates Video Game for Hazard Identification

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Businesses owners, safety managers and workers may not always feel comfortable assessing hazards on the job site. Sometimes this is because hazards aren’t easy to see, employees may not feel adequately trained in hazard identification or correcting hazards can be expensive. To help solve this problem, OSHA has created a Hazard Identification Training Tool, which

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?

OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Its Unintended Side Effects

Have you heard of overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE? If not, it’s time to learn; OEE is a standard practice in many top tier production conglomerates and helps to measure certain impacts on your business that might, without a proper system, seem abstract or intangible. Basically, overall equipment effectiveness operates on the premise than any

The GHS and You – 5 Big Changes

If your workplace handles chemicals, particularly as the initial producer or as a distributor to clients, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the global harmonization system (GHS) of classification and labeling chemicals, or the GHS, for short. What is the GHS? The GHS, first proposed to the United Nations in 1992, is an attempt at

The Colors of Safety – Using Common Color Associations to Promote Workplace Safety

Many of our lifelong associations between shapes, colors, and symbols are formed in our early years of life and follow us for decades. This “universal language” helps us to visually communicate with one another, even when coming from different backgrounds and cultures. In the workplace, these types of associations most often manifest themselves in the

Back Safety For Safety Managers

Back safety, which falls primarily under workplace ergonomics, is one of the biggest causes of missed work days (apparently only beat out by the common cold, according to the Bureau for Labor statistics!) that exists. Back injuries fall under musculoskeletal injuries, and safety managers wondering as to the importance of proper back safety should look