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Warehouse Worker Pulling Pallet Jack Near Loading DockSite Safety

Safety Guidelines to Prevent Injuries from Loading Dock Hazards

All workers need to be aware of the main safety hazards that might be found in a loading dock area including slip, trip and fall hazards, working safely with pallets and around pallet racking, and materials handling safety precautions.

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Emergency Shower/Eyewash SignSite Safety

When Safety Signs and Tags are Required and What They Mean

OSHA has a lot to say about safety signs in the workplace. It’s the first critical step when it comes to workplace safety to alert employees and visitors to dangers, warnings and safety instructions that shouldn’t be missed.

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Safety, Written WordSite Safety

Job Hazard Analysis Helps Workers Focus on Accident Prevention

Safety isn't just something that you think about once a month at the mandatory HQ meeting. What exactly is a Job Hazard Analysis, why is it important and how often should it be done?

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Brown Recluse SpiderSite Safety

Learn How to Recognize the Poisonous Brown Recluse Spider

In the warehouse, on the job site, in the field or in your house... these spiders can inflict some damage. If brown recluse spiders are present in your area of the country, please raise awareness with employees at least once a year during a safety meeting.

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Tips to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in the WorkplaceSite Safety

Tips to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace

The statistics related to slip, trip and fall incidents in the workplace are shocking but there’s plenty a business owner can do to prevent unnecessary accidents.

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Fire AntsSite Safety

Fire Ants Are Aggressive as They Bite First and Sting Second

If fire ants could be a threat in the work environment, emphasize these points during the safety meeting to keep your crews safe. Workers need to know how to recognize fire ant mounds, how to avoid them and what to do if they unexpectedly get bit and stung by these relentless creatures.

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Work ZoneSite Safety

Work Zones: Why Daily Safety Meetings are Important

For crews that are working on projects in work zones, a daily safety meeting at the start of every shift is recommended. If that is not feasible, then weekly safety meetings with every crew on the project should be held.

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Warehouse Worker Tripped., Grasping at Hurt KneeSite Safety

Use Your Safety Program to Minimize Slip, Trip and Fall Risks

Walking/Working Surfaces exist literally everywhere you can step foot in the workplace, and that means that slip, trip and fall hazards are lurking everywhere, but a good safety program can minimize those risks.

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Poisonous PlantsSite Safety

Poisonous Plants Can be an Irritating Hazard for Outdoor Workers

Recommendation: don't find out the hard way if you are allergic to poison ivy or not. 85% of the general population WILL get a painful rash. Workers need to recognize the hazards and avoid contact with these potentially harmful plants.

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Coral Snake on MulchSite Safety

Reminders About Coral Snake Dangers for Outdoor Workers

For certain outdoor workers, there can be a very real opportunity to encounter venomous snakes on the job and safety training should include how to watch for snakes, what to do if you see a snake and what to do if you or a co-worker is bitten by a snake.

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Messy Construction AreaSite Safety

Housekeeping Plays an Important Role on Every Job Site

Believe it or not, OSHA cares how neat and tidy you are on the job site. Messy projects mean the potential for OSHA poor housekeeping citations.

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Black Widow SpiderSite Safety

Protect Workers from the Painful Bite of Black Widow Spiders

If black widow spiders are present in your area of the country, please raise awareness with employees at least once a year during a safety meeting. Black widow spiders can often be found on sites with undisturbed areas such as woodpiles, under eaves, fences, or where debris has accumulated.

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Warning sign on barricadeSite Safety

Know How to Choose the Right Sign for Every Job Site Situation

Don't assume everyone is aware of clear and present danger, signs are important! Know how to choose the right sign for every workplace and job site situation. If there is a potential hazard, signs must be visible at all times.

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Orange barricade around construction area close to the streetSite Safety

Barricades are an Important Component of Work Area Safety

A barricade warns of a boundary not to be crossed. If there is a potential hazard, signs must be visible at all times and when necessary, appropriate barricades must be in place. Do you know what can safely be used as a barricade if used properly?

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Construction Supervisors Evaluating Safety Signs at Job SiteSite Safety

Job Hazard Analysis Review May Start the Accident Investigation

A job hazard analysis can help workers and their supervisors find hazards before they turn into accidents. When any incident occurs, what is one of the first questions that should be asked, and why is it a good starting point for the investigation?

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Fingers near chop saw bladeSite Safety

Protect Workers from Machine and Point-of-Operation Hazards

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded.

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Bee on a FlowerSite Safety

Bee Stings Can Be a Life or Death Situation for Some Workers

For some it's simply a nuisance and hazard of working outdoors, for others it literally puts them in a life or death situation. Fatal on-the-job injuries do occur as a result of bites and stings from insects and spiders, with the majority of these deaths from bee stings.

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Copperhead SnakeSite Safety

Copperhead Snakes May be a Danger for Some Outdoor Workers

Copperhead snakes are not usually aggressive and will often freeze in place and remain motionless until the threat passes. It’s still important for outdoor workers to understand the threat and know what to do if they encounter a snake while on the job.

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Emergency PlanSite Safety

Emergency Action Plans Ensure You are Prepared if the Worst Happens

Do you know what to do if there is an emergency at your workplace? Do you know when to evacuate and when to shelter-in-place? If the answer is no, why not? Learn why Emergency Action Plans are essential.

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Cottonmouth SnakesSite Safety

Cottonmouth Snakes Can Be a Threat on Outdoor Job Sites

Cottonmouth snakes can be a very real hazard for some workers, and if that’s the case they should be trained on how to protect themselves. The Cottonmouth snake will defend itself when threatened and does not scare easily.

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Portable Yellow Caution Wet Floor Sign Leaning Up Against a White WallSite Safety

Protect Walking/Working Surfaces From Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards

Walking/Working Surfaces exist literally everywhere you can step foot in the workplace. That means that slip, trip & fall hazards are lurking everywhere too, but a good safety program can minimize those risks.

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Hazardous Material Canisters in StorageSite Safety

Understanding the Risks of Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

Hazardous materials serve valuable functions in the workplace like the flammable liquids used for cutting and welding or the compressed gas used to fuel forklifts. It’s critical that workers know about the hazardous materials in their work area.

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Emergency Action PlanSite Safety

Construction Sites Need Specific Plans in Case of Emergency

Workplace emergencies can happen on any jobsite and may have the potential for severe injury to workers and even extreme property damages. Emergency Action Plans provide site-specific procedures so workers know what is expected and what to do in the event of an emergency.

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RattlesnakeSite Safety

Beware of Rattlesnakes in Outdoor Work Areas, You've Been Warned

The most recognizable of it's kind, provoking fear and fascination alike. Found in almost all work areas outdoors, rattlesnakes can be encountered in work environments across the US.

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Flagger in Work ZoneSite Safety

Flaggers are Keeping Drivers, Pedestrians and Their Crew Safe

It may look boring, but work zone flaggers are a critical component of work zone safety, keeping drivers, pedestrians and their crew safe and they need to be trained for that specific job.

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Gears, Risk AnalysisSite Safety

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA): Focus on Incident Prevention

Workplace safety isn't just something that you think about once a month at the mandatory safety meeting. What is a JHA, why is it important and how often should it be done?

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Tick Hazard SignSite Safety

Safety Reminders About the Hazards of Ticks Found in Outdoor Areas

When the CDC has an entire page dedicated to these little guys, then avoidance is probably the best policy. If employees are working outdoors or in any area where ticks could be present, it would be a good idea to have an annual safety meeting on how to work safely.

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Generic Hazard Sign with Exclamation PointSite Safety

Common Hazard Signs You Might See at Work and What They Mean

Here are some of the most common variations of hazard signs that you might see in the workplace and how you can interpret their meaning.

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