Materials Handling

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Greenhouse Death

A 74-year-old employee of a nursery and landscaping company was fatally injured when he tripped over a pallet and fell to the ground. On the day of the incident, the victim w

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Stacked Sand Bags Lead to Worker’s Death

A 56-year-old man was fatally injured when he was struck by and buried underneath a 4,000-pound bag of sand. On the day of the accident, the victim was trying to patch a hole

DOS & DON’TS: [√] Do Follow Manufacturers’ Instructions for Equipment

When it comes to the machinery and equipment in your workplace, it’s important that you comply with the requirements for such devices in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws. You

May 25: Study on Working Safely on Plastic Injection Moulding Machines Released

The IRSST released a study on the safety of workers operating or performing maintenance on plastic injection moulding machines that interact with peripherals such as robots,

US Store Using Exoskeletons to Protect Workers when Lifting

One of the job-related tasks that’s most likely to expose workers to the risk of a musculoskeletal injury (MSI) is lifting and/or carrying heavy or awkward objects. For exa

Don’t Be a Hero: Stick to Lifting & Handling Aids

WHAT'S AT STAKE? If you perform frequent or heavy lifting, you could be at risk for long-lasting injury. Even the simplest lift, when executed incorrectly, can lead to immedi

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