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Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

May 22, 2014
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slipSlips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Many employees have consequently suffered sprains, broken bones, back injuries, burns from hot surfaces or handling of hot fluids and bad cuts from sharp objects.  As a result companies have had to face many financial, physical and emotional costs for the injured employees and their families.  These falls and slips can be prevented and their severity reduced from some simple safety actions.

Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

March 20, 2014
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Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

When operating forklifts in areas which contain slopes and ramps it is important to ensure safety measures are always carried out. Not only can operators be at risk when travelling recklessly on slopes but the safety of pedestrians is also compromised. The load in which the forklift operator may be transporting can also be significantly damaged or even destroyed if safety precautions are not followed within this situation. This week on the blog we discuss what should always be done when travelling on a slope and what should never be done whilst operating a forklift on a slope.

Serious Safety Fails

February 25, 2014
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Serious Safety Fails

Every workplace has hazards; the important thing is to know how to avoid them.  We have all heard our fair share of safety fails where environmental factors have breached Workplace health and Safety laws, employees have lacked training or simply just trying to shortcut the job at hand.  This blog post shares eight astonishing safety fails in hope it will remind us all to take safety seriously.

Whole Body Vibration

February 21, 2013
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Whole Body Vibration

Lift truck operators are one of the many exposed to vibration in their daily work. Vibration levels need to be taken seriously in order to guarantee the comfort and safety of lift truck operators and it is important that these vibrations do not exceed certain levels.This week’s blog will include important information regarding whole body vibration, from what it is, to, how one can reduce and/or eliminate exposure.

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