Flooding can happen on your property; it is inevitable that something will go wrong. Since one property management report suggests that more than 14,000 people a day in the U.S. experience water damage-related issues, it is fair to say that you are going to want the right equipment to deal with water and flooding. Repair and restoration are not easy, and to do it right you’ll need a selection of tools on hand that are best-suited for the work.
As fun as they look to operate, forklifts are a serious workplace hazard. OSHA estimates that there are 110,000 forklift accidents each year and that an American worker is killed in a forklift-related accident every three days. There’s no question that the human costs are high, but forklift accidents hurt financially, too. According to the National Safety Council, these accidents cost employers an average of $48,000 per work-related disabling injury and $1.39 million per death.
Warehouses need safety too. When was the last time you were witness to a “near-miss forklift accident” at a busy intersection in your warehouse or distribution center? Chances are the memory is not that distant if you are one of those forklift drivers. The sad truth is that there are safety directors that have had to experience these events under their watch and what’s worse is, that they’re sometimes limited by budget restraints to properly resolve these problems.
Prevention is the first line of defense to industrial spills in the workplace, but being prepared to react and respond is critical. A successful Spill Response Action Plan will prevent an accidental spill from becoming an even larger disaster. Here are 7 steps to help you build your Spill Response Action Plan.
Let’s discuss overcoming 5 common facility safety mistakes. These tips and reminders will help you create a safer work environment for you and your employees.
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One gallon of vaporized gasoline can explode with the same force as 20 sticks of dynamite. Safety containers protect workers by minimizing the risk of fires when handling hazardous liquids.
Justrite has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help better explain common concerns of using safety cans and containers in the appropriate way.
Currently, under OSHA standard 1910.27 cages are required on ladders where the climbs are over 20 feet high. In OSHA’s new standard (OSHA standard 1910.28) taking effect 11/19/2018, a ladder will not be required to have fall protection until their height is over 24 feet (24’-0-1/4” requires fall protection).
The most critical feature in determining the number of onsite showers and eyewash stations needed is proximity. ANSI recommends that any worker should be able to reach the nearest eyewash or shower station within 10 seconds of contact with the hazardous material, regardless of their physical and mental state at the time. This is often assessed as a maximum distance of 55 feet.
EPA states their mission as “to protect human health and the environment.” To ensure this, EPA has the authority to enforce federal laws. In 2014, they levied $163 million in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties and criminal fines, and sentenced defendants to 155 combined years of incarceration.