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How to Get Involved with OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018, is a national event sponsored by OSHA to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of safety in the workplace. Successful safety programs help identify hazards before they become dangerous and reduce injury or illness within the company. Whether you do not have a safety program or have had one for years, Safe + Sound has resources and activities for you!

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How to Safely Operate a Pallet Jack

Pallet jacks, used to lift and move pallets and other loads, are a great alternative to forklifts. They are smaller, require less upkeep plus operators are not required to be OSHA certified to use one. Although you may not need an official certification, it is important that everyone who uses a pallet jack is familiar with the safest ways to operate the equipment.

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Your Aerial Lift Maintenance Checklist

An aerial lift maintenance checklist is critical for safe operation of your equipment. Regular inspections are the best way to keep your equipment running efficiently, extend the life of your fleet, and keep your team safe. Furthermore, OSHA requires that a pre-start inspection be performed before each work shift.

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5 Costly Forklift Safety Mistakes to Avoid

According to OSHA, businesses spend approximately $170 billion dollars on workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses every year. This is further compounded by the cost of repairing or replacing broken equipment, downtime and reduced productivity. However, with a few simple steps, you will be able to reduce the time and money spent on dealing with the aftermath of workplace accidents.

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