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Forklift Safety, Summer Hazards and Safety Culture: What You’re Reading in June

June 30, 2023
A look at some of the month’s most popular stories, as determined by you.

Today is a busy day. It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s time to look at what y’all have been reading. It’s also pay day, which always puts a spring in my step. It’s also the last day of the term for the Supreme Court of the United States. It’s also the weekend before Independence Day.

In short, there’s a lot probably on your mind right now. And that’s not even taking into account some other major stories right now. Here in Ohio, our air quality has been poor because of the wildfires in Canada. It feels selfish to complain about the air restricting my ability to go for a walk outside, so I am instead praying that they can get those fires under control soon for everyone and everything’s safety, health and well-being.

Before we get into it, I want to quote Tabitha Brown, one of my favorite personalities. She always ends her videos by saying, “Have a good day. But if you can’t, don’t you dare go messing up nobody else’s.”

Side note: If you're looking for some plant-based food inspiration, I highly encourage you to watch some of her cooking videos on Instagram

Side side note: Even if you're not looking to get cooking in the kitchen, I still encourage you to watch some of her videos. Tabitha's life outlook, combined with her North Carolina drawl, are incredibly soothing--like an auditory hug. She'll probably also make you chuckle, and I always feel better after a good laugh.

Until next time, take care!

How Effective is Your Forklift Safety Training?

To identify gaps in your forklift safety training, ask these eight questions to evaluate your current program.

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Regulatory Update: OSHA Cites Amazon for Medical Mismanagement

Agency uses General Duty Clause to target work processes designed for speed, not safety.

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Construction Workers at Risk for Lung Disease, says New Study

Research showed that 28.6% of 18,145 participating construction workers developed RSP, which causes an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and lung cancer.

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How to Avoid Putting Your Lockout/Tagout Program at Risk

Avoid these four problem areas to keep your workers safe from electrical energy hazards.

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6 Summer Workplace Hazards

Hazards related to heat exposure aren't just because of the sun.

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DOJ Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers Poor Air Quality

The most significant hazard from wildfire smoke is exposure to particulate matter that can enter the lungs and even the bloodstream and is linked to serious health problems.

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What is a Safety Culture and Why do You Need One?

The existence of an active safety culture is a mitigating factor likely to result in lesser penalties or no penalties at all.

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The Future of Safe Automation

Safety in future production environments must be checked and enabled in real-time, so that the protection of humans and machines is guaranteed.

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Mitigating Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace

Preventative measures and a strong safety culture can help protect workers from slips, trips and falls.

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10 Areas Where Diversity Improves Safety

Having a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace is more than just the right thing to do; it’s good for business.

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