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How to Improve Your Safety Communication Program

A safety communication program is the sum of all activities related to promoting and maintaining interest in workplace safety among all employees. There are many policies, processes, and programs that make up a company’s overall safety program. One vital program in any safety program is the safety communication program. This post dives into some things to consider before implementing such a program or even when trying to improve an existing one.

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Key Features Utility Workers Need in their Gas Detectors

Gas detection is an important safety precaution in the utilities industry.  However, when it comes to using gas detectors for utility work, it’s often hard to know how you should configure it for your specific application.  Case in point: working in the utilities industry could include digging trenches, working in manholes, installing/repairing cables, monitoring power distribution, and so on.  All these examples (and more) require gas detection, and in these few examples alone, the way you use and configure your gas monitor can vary dramatically.

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Barriers and Pads for Flood Restoration

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.

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4 Common Forklift Accidents – And How to Prevent Them

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.

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