Tape Measure Falls 50 Stories, Kills Man


Not wearing a hard hat can kill. A tape measure fell 50 stories. A man, whose hard hat was in his truck, died. This avoidable death happened Monday, November 3rd in New Jersey. We give the painful details, and urge workers to wear their PPE in this podcast. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:01) Dan Clark: A tape measure falls 50 stories, and kills a man. This sad story happened in New Jersey. Hello …

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Earthquake At Work


Earthquake at work? If a tremor happens, there’s a good chance it will hit when employees are on the job. Learn how to stay safe at work in this podcast. Think about it. Workers don’t have a pantry full of food at their workplace. Local transportation may be at a standstill, so workers could be stuck at the facility. Employers need to provide emergency food, water and other supplies in case of an earthquake at …

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Stacking and Storing for Warehouse Safety


Stacking and storing materials on pallets or shelves must be done with a solid plan for warehouse safety. If not, workers could be crushed and pinned or otherwise injured. Collapsing loads can be avoided by observing the weight and height limits for stacks. Heavier items should be stacked low. Layer materials on pallets based on shape. Layer styles include block, brick, pinwheel, irregular shapes, tapered, and cylindrical. This podcast details these layers. Avoid stacking against …

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Falling Object Risks


Falling object hazards can be hidden in plain sight. They’re a threat in many businesses, not just warehouses or construction. In this Safety Brief, we detail three risk reduction steps to help eliminate injury from falling objects. #1. Operations assessment. Do a general inspection of your facility

. #2. Review departments, people and their positions, and consider PPE, personal protective equipment. #3. Write up specific details. Put the evaluation into an action plan. TRANSCRIPTS: (:00) intro …

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Foot Protection


Helmets, ear protection, eye protection are all important. However, safety managers must ensure foot protection is a priority too. The foot is susceptible to many dangers at a jobsite. OHSA warns of punctures, crushing, sprains, slips, trips and falls. Feet can also be injured from electrocution, chemical burns and frostbite. Shoes or boots that offer protection from hazards should be worn as necessary. Protective footwear features include insulation to protect from heat and cold, and …

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