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Observing National Forklift Safety Day 2020

Observing National Forklift Safety Day 2020

Did you know OSHA estimates forklift accidents cause approximately 61,800 injuries each year? Or that in their useful life, it’s estimated 90% of all forklifts will be involved in some kind of accident? Moreover, OSHA believes that about 70% of forklift accidents in the U.S. could be prevented with more stringent training policies. Each year,

3 Safety Signs for Warehouse Traffic Control

3 Safety Signs for Warehouse Traffic Control

Did you know on average 34,900 serious injuries occur as a result from forklift accidents? With pedestrians and forklifts operating in close quarters, traffic management is critical to safely managing a facility. There are many elements to a warehouse traffic management system – training, maintenance, PPE, facility layout, etc. and investing in one result higher

Five Common Safety Blind Spots

Five Common Safety Blind Spots

Improving workplace safety is a challenging task, and one that is never ending. When done properly, however, it can help to avoid accidents and even save lives. Many businesses focus on implementing safety standards, and ensuring equipment is properly maintained to avoid safety issues. While these are both very good things to do, it can

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

15 Epic Safety Fails & How to Avoid Them

Workplace safety is extremely important and it’s something most people reading this page think about on a regular basis. Those who work in this industry often get to a point where they don’t see very many egregious safety failures because companies that employ safety managers typically have at least some standards in place. Every day

New Floor Tape Finder Helps You Choose Floor Tape

New Floor Tape Finder Helps You Choose Floor Tape

  Wondering which floor tape would work best in your facility? Do you need a basic vinyl tape, a heavy-duty tape, or something that can even withstand the pivoting wheels of forklifts? Not sure what tape to buy? Use our new Floor Tape Finder to quickly get the answers. Our web-based Floor Tape Finder will

How to Measure Your Near Misses

How to Measure Your Near Misses

While most people think of the workplace as a fairly safe environment today, there are still a lot of risks in place. Sure, we have come a long way from the dangerous (and all too often deadly) work environments of generations past, but there are still thousands of accidents and injuries each year. In addition,

5 Tips to Improve the Elimination of Waste

5 Tips to Improve the Elimination of Waste

Elimination of Waste Whether you are implementing a specific program like Lean or 5S to help improve efficiency or you are just looking for a way to eliminate waste in your facility, it is a good idea to look at what has worked for other companies in the past.  Fortunately, there is a lot of

Forklift Dangers that may Suprise You

Forklift Dangers that may Suprise You

Forklift Dangers and How to Avoid Them Forklifts are one of the most common types of vehicles that are used on the worksite. They are most commonly found in manufacturing facilities, but are also frequently used in warehouses, construction sites and many other locations. While they are certainly one of the most essential tools for

Hazard Communications – Signs

Hazard Communications – Signs

Safety Signs Improve Hazard Communications If you’re looking to improve the hazard communications in your facility, you’ll want to start by taking a good look at the different types of signs used by your company. Signs have been used to communicate hazards for millennia, and they are still one of the most effective options available.

Three Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Floor Tape

Three Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Floor Tape

Tip #1: Proper Installation of Floor Tape To ensure floor tape lasts for years, proper installation is vital. Create a plan for where the tape will be installed and who will install it. It may be a good idea to have two or more people do the actual installation if you plan to apply long

“Back” to the Basics – Preventing Lower Back Injuries in the Workplace

“Back” to the Basics – Preventing Lower Back Injuries in the Workplace

Back pain and injuries account for some of the most reported and most serious common workplace injuries worldwide. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a country whose labor department doesn’t dedicate pages of literature to both employers and employees solely on this topic. Loss of work days and productivity, lifelong injuries and disabilities, and

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Working with hazardous chemicals can be one of the most dangerous activities for workers to engage in for a number of reasons; not the least of which being that many chemicals used in production are used in small quantities, meaning that they last a while between re-stocks and workers don’t have to handle them constantly.

The Foundational Layers to a Proper Near Miss Safety System

The Foundational Layers to a Proper Near Miss Safety System

Workplace practices for keeping employees safe and improving the safety of their environments has improved vastly over the past century. While part of this improvement comes, without a doubt, from the vast leaps in technology. An equally important piece of the puzzle comes from what we’ve learned from experience. For the most part, processes that

Lighting in the Workplace – How to Use Light to Increase Safety and Productivity at Work

Lighting in the Workplace – How to Use Light to Increase Safety and Productivity at Work

Most managers, especially safety managers, are looking for the most obvious and dangerous elements of a business to improve upon when designing their safety and efficiency programs. This means that factors like slip, trip, falling, lifting, and pinch point hazards are usually addressed first. These can be referred to as “primary” factors. However, in addition

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