“This world of ours appears to be separated by a slight and precarious margin of safety from a most singular and unexpected danger.” — Arthur Conan Doyle
During the holiday gauntlet (November 23 – January 2) as you entertain, hang lights, decorate trees, light Chanukah candles, prepare meals and bake goodies as well traveling to visit family and friends, please remember this can be just as dangerous a time as glorious so take steps to keep you and your family safe.
The Journey on The Green Brick Road of Safety continues. Last time Dorothy found the Scarecrow and realized he needed help learning about PPE. This time the two of them run into a Tin Man in the forest who was suppose to keep it clean and organized. Read why Housekeeping is important to safety in A Complete Guide to Warehouse Safety-Part 3-Housekeeping
COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY is our regular bi-monthly feature, that is published on the 1st. & 3rd. Thursday of each month, and brings to you the latest on citations issued to companies violating compliance regulations, proposed fines and how they could have been prevented so don’t put employees at risk. We look at safety award winners, new safety gadgets and more! Companies Behaving Badly – Man Made. Please don’t hesitate to share these stories at your next safety tailgate/toolbox meeting. It is my hope, that one day I will run out of Companies Behaving Badly to write about but unfortunately that appears to be no worry at present. <— Sign up now and never miss an issue.
Sometimes this just Really Burns My Butt – How much weight can you lift? What is the maximum weight your forklift can lift? What happens when you try to lift too much? Yea, it happens to your forklift too. You should read – RBMB – Exceeding limitations –
Like what you see here? Has it been a while since your company had a Hazard Analysis Review? AIB or ASI score need to be improved? Fire code compliance? Need help?
Greatly reduce your dead time and follow some of these dead on tips.
– Avoid deadly duos. Like exposed wires in a wet environment which can cause electrocution. Chemical fumes in a poorly ventilated area can over come a worker before they know it, and cause grave injury or death. It can also create an explosion when ignited even with a small spark.
– Wear your PPE, NO Excuses. You are wearing those safety glasses, googles, bumper caps, helmets, ear-plugs, gloves, respirators and jump suits for a reason. To protect you.
– Don’t operate machinery that has had guards removed or emergency stops tampered with. Report it to your union rep or supervisor. If nothing is done, call OSHA. 1-800-321-6742 / 1-800-321-OSHA.
There is a reason this is our most read article. A warehouse manager’s worst nightmare and you should know about it.
The Secret Killer In Your Warehouse – An must read article for every one who works in a warehouse whether Manager, Supervisor or employee. The life you save could be your own.
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