Archives for August 2014

Avoid Forklift Injury with an Effective Health and Safety Plan

The forklift is a common piece of equipment found in most factories, warehouses and industrial sites. At last count, more than 850,00 were in operation in the U.S. It requires trained and skilled drivers. More than 20,000 workers are injured in forklift accidents and 85 killed each year. Using and enforcing a health and safety […]

Tree Cutting Adventures

Even around the house, you need a safety management plan for major do-it-yourself projects. If you decide to cut a tree in your yard, do more research than this man did. In the video below, you’ll see how to re-landscape your yard and remodel your home in just 36 seconds. From a safety standpoint, this […]

Eight Tips to Lift just about Anything Safely

If you lift an object incorrectly, you’re likely to suffer for it later. Common torments include back injuries, lower back pain, sore arms, painful shoulders and tight hips. Health and safety consultants point out that the problem can last a few hours or even days, but often it leads to chronic injury that needs ongoing […]

Protected: The A-B-C’s of Leading a Safety Culture

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10 Components to Include in Your Instructor-Led or Online Health And Safety Courses

Every business needs to have a plan in place for workplace safety. But what should it cover? Whether it is delivered in person or through online health and safety courses, the training should include at least these ten essentials. 1. Identify, Analyze and Control Hazards. Check the surroundings where your workers do their job and […]