KEEPING CURRENT

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Do Your Workers Walk Safely Around Forklifts?

Today’s Safety Daily Advisor Tip: In July 2014, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) leveled $308,435 in proposed fines against NFI, a warehouse operator in Mira Loma, California. What had NFI done to merit such a stiff penalty? The...

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Workplace Walkabout

By: Karen D. Hamel Workplace Walkabout, a practical activity that will include all aspects of your operation... Involve your people in safety management, include a Safety Walkabout in their area in your next safety training. Use the MSDS to determine the answers to...

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RIDE THE WAVE OF SAFETY CHANGE

RIDE THE WAVE OF SAFETY CHANGE I’ve just finished reading a series of posts in a safety group on linkedin. I noticed a flurry of familiar themes. Here are just a couple of the comments I found: “My Managers don’t want to help me…” “I tried to talk to the team about a...

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A Bloody Hand Rail

by DR ROB LONG · A Bloody Hand Rail It doesn’t matter where in the world you go there is always a safety crusader who doesn’t understand what safety is about. The safety crusader is so fixated on petty objects they don’t even realise that there are people in the...

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Seven Tips for Getting to Zero Hand Injuries

by Joe Geng The goal for any safety organization is to get that magical number zero. Nobody wants injured workers. Getting to down to zero injuries can seem like a daunting task; here are some tips that you can use on the job to reduce the risk of your workers getting...

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Safety Under Stress

Stress is a part of living, the pressure of being a fallible being in a complex world is stressful, but is stress bad? In what ways are humans stressed and how does this affect the discerning of risk and safety? There are four kinds of stress and each affects humans...

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Dumb Down Safety, Wowserism in the 21st Century

Despite the backlash against ‘elf ‘n safety’ in both the UK and Australia (eg. Brown and Hanlon In The Interests of Safety; Tim Gill , No Fear  and Long, Risk Makes Sense  the Victorian regulator continues to show just why people hate safety. Safety has become the new...

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