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July 23, 2021
In the News: Avoidable Chemical Disaster

Earlier this year, a horrific disaster took place inside a poultry plant in Gainsville, Georgia. Six workers lost their lives and others were hospitalized while working at the Foundation Food Group Plant when a liquid nitrogen line burst. The rupture released liquid nitrogen into the work area. The fog that rose from the chemical spill […]

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July 20, 2021
Citations for Willful Safety Violations

OSHA has given citations to a grain handling business in Missouri, MFA Enterprises Inc, operating as West Agri Services. OSHA claims that this business has willfully allowed several safety hazards to exist on their work cite. In effect, they are at fault for the numerous accidents that have taken place at their worksite. Some of […]

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May 3, 2021
In the News: Why You Shouldn't Neglect Forklift Safety

Neglecting Forklift Safety Tragedy struck in Pollington, East Yorkshire when on a Kelkay LTD worksite, Father-of-two Brian White was loading up pallets of gravel onto a truck. The driver suddenly drove the vehicle off mid-load and tipped over, killing Brian White almost instantly. The HGV driver told the news reporters that Mr. White was in […]

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April 29, 2021
The Hazards of Falling Objects: In the News

A work accident in Iowa is a reminder of the hazards posed by falling objects. What happened? OSHA continues to investigate the death of Faron Fritz. The 30-year-old worker from Anamosa tragically passed away when a large pipe fell from a clamp and crushed his chest. Fritz worked for Ricklefs Excavating. He was on-site in […]

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April 28, 2021
In the News: OSHA Enforces Trenching Safety Standards

Following a series of three failed site inspections by OSHA between 2019 and 2020, the Wagner Construction company has agreed to pay a $380,000 penalty and reevaluate its safety protocols. OSHA found that the Minnesota based company had been neglecting to train employees on trench safety. This exposed them to serious excavation and trenching hazards. […]

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April 22, 2021
In the News: Was the Machine Properly Inspected?

What Happened? OSHA cited a Paris manufacturer and fined them for more than $85,000 for violating lockout tagout procedures. They also failed to practice an important OSHA safety standard that requires workers to wear personal protective equipment while inspecting heavy machinery. An OSHA investigation revealed that an employee who works for North American Lightning Inc. […]

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April 21, 2021
New Product Announcement: Walkie Stacker

Today we want to bring some attention to our new training on the walkie stacker. The walkie stacker is a unique machine that looks something like a cross between a forklift and a pallet jack. Like a forklift, they can lift and stack heavy loads and materials with ease. Most of them have electric motors, […]

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April 20, 2021
Top 4 Defensive Driving Tips

In an ideal world, cars would drive themselves and accidents would never happen. In reality, human error accounts for between 94 and 96% of all motor vehicle accidents. (NHTSA) Don’t let that statistic discourage you, though. Accidents can be preventable, especially when you’re driving defensively. Here are our top 4 defensive driving tips. Find your […]

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April 5, 2021
How Many Forklift Types Are There?

How many forklift types are there? We're glad you asked because the answer is simple. Six... and a half? Okay, just kidding. It's not that simple. Under OSHA regulations, forklifts are classified as a type of powered industrial truck, or PIT. If you're wondering what a PIT is, this explanation might help: "They can be […]

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April 1, 2021
Common Questions About OHVs

What is an OHV? OHV stands for Off-Highway Vehicle, and there are three types you should know. All-terrain vehicles (ATV), utility task vehicles (UTV), and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROV). These vehicles, if handled properly, are useful for many job types. They can haul heavy materials and can be driven in places where a normal-sized vehicle […]

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March 25, 2021
The Whistleblower Protection Act and Coronavirus

In the beginning of 2020, coronavirus changed the way our country lived and worked. Businesses stopped operations and the mandatory guideline list grew. The Whistleblower Protection Act protects employees who give information that shows their employer is operating under conditions that might put workers at risk. In addition, the WPA specifically protects employees from retaliation […]

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March 24, 2021
How to Deal with Sexual Harassment Claims as a Supervisor

As a supervisor in a professional institution, the idea of sexual harassment can be a scary one. Even if it isn’t an ongoing issue at your workplace, it’s easy to feel uncertain about your ability to respond to potential sexual harassment claims. After all, an improperly handled sexual harassment case can result in some expensive […]

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