This post is from my Linkedin Safety Group: I feel this is an important topic to post, as we all use electrical extension cords. Recently a friend of mine was cited by OSHA – not once, but twice, for a cord on the floor. Once as a tripping hazard, once as an electrical hazard (the … Continue reading EXTENSION CORDS SHOULD NOT BE ON THE FLOOR
Washington – The Senate on March 23 joined the House by voting to overturn a final rule from OSHA that addresses employers’ “ongoing obligation” to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injury and illness data. The Senate voted 50-48 to pass a joint resolution disapproving the so-called “Volks” rule, which OSHA issued in the … Continue reading Senate votes to scrap OSHA’s ‘Volks’ record keeping rule
After years of downturn and cutbacks, leaders are likely to face a different problem in the coming year: How do they keep their people safe with the comeback of oil prices? This problem is two-edged. First, and most important, how do leaders prevent serious and fatal events while rebuilding the workforce? Second, how can leaders … Continue reading Safety Leadership: Safety on the upswing
Your action is needed now! Negotiations for the New York State Budget are coming down to the wire with the April 1 deadline just days away. New York Farm Bureau has been closely monitoring things from the Capitol in Albany where funding for several agricultural budget lines is in jeopardy of being cut. Please call … Continue reading New York farm bureau
If OSHA were to inspect your Agriculture/Farm operation at this moment how many safety and compliance issues will they discover? How much would the FINE$ total? Although the percentage of the Agriculture/Farming workforce is small, the amount of accidents certainly isn’t; every year thousands of Agriculture workers are injured, and hundreds are killed! Agriculture is … Continue reading AGRICULTURE SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE
Just a quick reminder to always use the emergency/parking brake when you exit the forklift.
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