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Are your warehouse workers operating in a safe environment?

The distribution industry is reliant on the people who receive, pick, pack and ship the goods that we deliver to our customers. Our profitability depends on their productivity. Industry is investing in equipment, software and processes to drive productivity, but the best investment is the continuing health and safety of its workers.

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A look at OHSA recordkeeping and reporting requirements

Be thorough when reporting a workplace injury.

It is a fundamental aspect of a company’s safety program that there is a published methodology for employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses. All injuries/illnesses, no matter how slight, need to be reported in accordance with company policy.

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Globally Harmonized System’s first event is quickly approaching

Are you ready?

Dec. 1, 2013 is the deadline to complete employee training, which includes GHS as part of the site Hazard Communication Standard program. HCS commonly is referred to as HazCom or HazCom 2012. The HCS is OHSA Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.

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Be prepared for workplace violence

Steps employers can take to evaluate risk and prevent workplace violence.

 Each year there are nearly two million nonfatal acts of workplace violence and about 600 employees killed due to workplace violence. 

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Checklist for compliance, Part 2

Requirements for chemical product and article manufacturers.

This is the second of a two-part series on the steps United States-based employers should take to comply with the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, also known as OSHA HCS 2012.

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Checklist for Compliance

The importance of OSHA HCS 2012.
In 1983, OSHA enacted the Hazard Communication Standard to ensure the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified and information on the classified hazards is communicated to employers and their employees through a comprehensive hazard communication program, container labeling, material safety data sheets and employee training.
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Be prepared

How properly to handle bloodborne pathogen exposure.

Injuries are a part of life in most industries.

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Loading dock safety

Proper operating procedures are essential in preventing accidents.
Loading docks are the hub of activity and are one of the most dangerous spots in a warehouse. This is due to the combination of hazards and the volume of activities that occur in this usually confined area.
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Safe delivery

Reduce risk with proper cargo securement.
Damaged cargo can be costly to a business. It can result in lost materials, lost customers, citations and a poor company image. Worse, improperly secured cargo can lead to traffic incidents and injuries to workers.
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Better safe than sorry

Proper training for working on elevated surfaces is vital.
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