DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Farmhand Survives 40k Volts, Loading Dock Safety, more

In the summer of 1999 Weber went to work like his father before him building grain bins on the Saskatchewan prairies. The summer job was a means to an end – a spot in the junior hockey league in Alberta that fall.

On July 29, 1999 – his third day on the job – those bins and 40,000 volts of electricity nearly cost him his life.

Just before transporting the bin, the crew discussed how the power line had the potential to kill somebody. That someone was Weber. The crane operator failed to lower the boom and backed into the power line. Weber became the ground point for the electricity.  >> Read his story

Three Strategies to make your Loading Dock Safer

When you mix speed, forklifts and foot traffic with trailers and other heavy equipment, what do you get? You get the setting for one in four industrial accidents each year.

Considering the high cost of accidents and injuries, it’s no surprise that manufacturing leaders are reexamining and rethinking the way they approach safety management in their operations – and the loading dock is no exception.  >> Here's how to make yours safer

6 Steps of a Job Hazard Analysis: Infographic

Assessing your workplace and identifying employee health and safety hazards is required by OSHA. But a good job hazard analysis (JHA) has benefits beyond ensuring compliance, like lower risk of work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries, reducing absenteeism, and increasing productivity.  >> View infographic

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Blogger richard b BEREZANSKY said...

whenever possible there should be a company switcher to place units at the dock many of the drivers for the larger carriers a young an inexperienced. yes they can go from point a to point b but put them in a close quarter situation with the long road rigs it's a recipe for disaster. having a company switcher provides you with a major safety factor, the switcher and dock personnel get use to working together, the switchers knows the yard, i have 47 years of experience in trucking cse,csp cssp chcm retired exec vp

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