With warmer weather upon us, people are out and about in the summer buzz. As a result, businesses and employees may be working harder; this means moving and stocking more product! To aid in such jobs companies use forklifts, which are not to be taken lightly.
Operating a forlift takes knowledge and skill. Many employees may already know or be certified in operating these machines, however it’s imperative that each individual undergo initial and periodic training and recertification.
You may be wondering:
Continue reading “Forklift Training and Certification”
Did you know?
The headrest of car seats are deliberately kept detachable and sharp so that it could be used to break open the glass in the windows of your car in case of a fire or emergency. The car’s glass are kept easily breakable from the inside for this reason as well. Share this with as many people as you know, it could save a life!
Although we’ve seen it in the cartoons and in the movies a million times, not many people actually slip on banana peels. And while the results may produce a few chuckles in the theater, falls are nothing to laugh at. In fact, some estimates put the number of disabling injuries resulting from falls at over 30,000 per year. The number of deaths is close to 12,000 a year, yes, from slipping, tripping, or falling.
Tips to prevent slip/fall accident:
- Watch where you are going
- Look out for
- hidden steps
- loose, irregular surfaces
- smooth surfaces where shoes may loose traction
- wet spots
- oil and grease
Some additional things to look out for include:
- unsafe chairs
- moving too fast
- obstructed aisles
- bad lighting
- improper shoes
Safety is everyone’s responsibility, passive regard in any setting could end in injury, hospitalization, or death.
Tips for Good Housekeeping will follow in our Newsletter, Paladin’s Telegram, for March. Stay tuned!
Topic: Accident Investigation Forms
The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 requires certain employers to prepare and maintain records of work related injuries and illnesses. In fulfillment of this requirement, Continue reading “Employer Responsibilities – Accident Investigations”
Don’t wait till you smell smoke to ask, what should I do in the event of a fire?
Fire Safety is an important part of being prepared. It’s not enough to know where the exits are, what items to grab on the way out, or when and how to help others. Fire preparedness includes preemptive measures as well!
Some preliminary questions to consider are:
Do you have a fire alarm?How would employee communication work in the event of an emergency? Where is the safety rendezvous point?
Continue reading “Fire Safety.”
What would happen today, if there was an accident at your workplace? Would employees and management know what to do? Would the injured person get the best possible care?
When an accident happens, a First Aid Program that meets the requirements of the law and is tailored to the type and size of the workplace can literally make the difference between life and death, or between recovery and permanent disablement. Continue reading “First Aid Ready!”