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› Accident Prevention
› Accident Reporting
› Aerial Lift Safety
› Back Safety
› Bloodborne Pathogens
› Confined Space Identification
› Driver Safety
› Electrical Power Cords
› Emergency Action Plan
› Fall Protection Safety Harness
› Fire Extinguishers
› Forklift Visual Inspection
› Forklift (PIT) Safety
› Powered Hand Tool
› Hazard Communication


Accident Prevention:
Preventing accidents and reporting near misses.
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Accident Reporting:
An “accident” is any unplanned event that results in personal injury or property damage. Accidents are often preceded by related incidents and near misses, and are often both predictable and preventable. Causes of accidents can be identified through change analysis, job safety analysis, accident investigations, and near-miss reports.
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Aerial Lift Safety:
Aerial lifts are a resourceful way of reaching high places. They can also be dangerous if we do not use the lift they way it was intended to be used. It is important that we remember to inspect the aerial lift before each use and wear our fall protection at all times.
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Back Safety:
Lifting is usually a part of our daily job routine. We need to be cautious of injuries that may occur from not lifting properly or attempting to lift more than we should. Our back is an important part of health and injuries can linger for months and even years. It is not uncommon for small back injuries to develop into chronic back pain. Injuries include back strains, sprains, bulging disk, and a herniated disk.
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Bloodborne Pathogens:
It is important to keep yourself safe in the workplace. This includes assisting others who may have been injured. Whenever there is an accident at work you have an increased chance of being exposed to a Bloodborne Pathogen. A pathogen is a specific cause of disease, such as a virus or bacteria, and “bloodborne” means it is carried by or in blood. It is also possible to contract some bloodborne pathogens through other bodily fluids.
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Confined Space Identification:
Many, or perhaps even most, workplaces have something on the premises that would be correctly termed a “confined space.” OSHA’s definition is a space that is large enough and configured in such a way that a person can enter and perform work inside, but has limited or restricted means of entry/exit, and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Some examples of confined space include storage tanks, pits, silos, degreasers, sewers, tunnels, tanks, etc.
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Driver Safety:
When we think of work-related hazards, we typically think of what happens inside the workplace. But one of the greatest threats to employees safety is not in the workplace but rather on the road. Distracted driving is one of the main causes of theses accidents. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.
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Electrical Power Cords:
Have you ever set up a new piece of equipment and then go to plug it in, only to realize there are not enough outlets available? This is a common and frustrating reality for many of us. OSHA has some clear regulations when it comes to using power strips and daisy chaining, also known as multi-plugging.
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Emergency Action Plan:
The more you know about the hazards that could cause emergencies, the better prepared you will be to respond to an emergency. We hope we never have to face an emergency situation, but we must always be prepared.
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Fall Protection Safety Harness:
You may not need to work from heights on a regular basis, but you need to be prepared when the situation arises. With increased height comes an increased risk of falling. Falls can be tied to over 350 deaths each year in the workplace, accounting for roughly 40% of construction related deaths.
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Fire Extinguishers:
Fire extinguishers are all around us. They are a necessity in the workplace, our homes, and even in vehicles. We are so accustomed to working around fire extinguishers, that we may not actually know where the closest one is located in our work environment. Here is a review of when and how to use fire extinguishers.
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Forklift Visual Inspection:
It is important that we do an inspection for forklifts at the beginning of each shift. The goal is to indentify unsafe conditions that could possibly cause an accident. Here are some key items focus to focus on during your inspections.
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Forklift (PIT) Safety:
Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) are a common sight in most manufacturing or warehousing environments. It is important to abide by the attached rules to keep operators and pedestrians safe.
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Powered Hand Tool:
Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly. The employer is responsible for the safe condition of tools and equipment used by employees, but the employees have the responsibility for properly using and maintaining tools.
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Hazard Communication:
Hazard Communication or “HAZCOM” was developed to ensure that employers provide employees with pertinent safety information for when coming in contact with chemicals used in their workplace. HAZCOM requirements are designed to reducing the risk of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries by making available specific information to help identify and evaluate hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Tools such as Container Labeling and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) assist employers in identifying and communicating these hazards.
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