Equipment Safety

How Big a Concern is Sweating While Using Electrically Powered Tools?

Question: Northern Territory WorkSafe (NTWorkSafe) in Australia recently issued a warning about electric shock hazards associated with heavy sweating while workers are using

Fatality File: Crushed-between Scissor Lift and Support Beam

27-year-old male employee was fatally injured when he was crushed between the railing of a scissor lift and a mezzanine outer support beam while installing insulation on duct


Using Cellphone While Sitting on Stopped Forklift = Unsafe Operation Violation

A warehouse worker (and JHSC member) initiated a work refusal contending that 2 of his co-workers were using their cellphones while operating a forklift. Internal investigati

Company Vehicles

What Safety Equipment Should be Kept in Company Vehicles?

Question: Are there any legal requirements regarding safety equipment that must be carried in company vehicles such as cube vans, pickup trucks and cars? If not, are there

Wood Products Manufacturer Fined $42K+ for Worker’s Machine Injury

A worker lost 2 fingers when the lumber splicing machine he was placing truss plates into unexpectedly started up. His employer was fined $42,252 after pleading guilty to fai


What You Don’t Know About Forklifts

Powerful tools sometimes fall into dangerous hands. Just ask Barry Weissman about some of the bizarre things he's observed people doing with forklifts: He's seen people

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