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OSHA issues Safety Alert on Forklifts

Do you have employees who operate forklifts or work around forklifts? In Fiscal Year 2018, in Minnesota alone, MNOSHA investigated five serious injuries involving a body part (hand, leg, arm, foot) being hit by or run over by a forklift. … Continue reading

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New OSHA website provides information on preventing backover incidents

I was surprised to read how many workers die from being backed over.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2011. A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide

The cold hit Minnesota hard and fast.  With it, windows and doors have been shut tight and the heat has been turned on, both at home and at our businesses. Every year we read about someone dying from carbon monoxide … Continue reading

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Stand-up Forklifts – Crush Hazard

OSHA recently investigated a fatality where a stand-up forklift operated was pinned between the horizontal shelf of pallet racking and the operator’s area of the forklift.  It appeared the operator was driving backwards, but not looking in the direction of … Continue reading

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