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Time to Upgrade your No Smoking Signs?

Posted by Tayten Tullis on

Time to Upgrade your No Smoking Signs?

Study shows smoking rate is falling but vaping stays strong. While smoking among adults has drops about one percentage point each year typically, in 2015 it dropped from 15-17% according to the Center for Disease Control and Development. (CDC) According to a recent Gallup Poll is shows that even with large campaigns to discourage e-cigarette use, the amount of smokers remains high. With this comes an unproven belief that vaping, or e-cigarette use is healthier and allowed in areas where regular smoking is not. This has brought about new changes to many different places to include “No Vaping” signs or...

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11 Steps to Operate a Forklift Safely

Posted by Tayten Tullis on

11 steps to operate a forklift safely Thoroughly examine forklift before use Wearing work appropriate clothing Observe the surrounding environment Operator must be qualified and up to date on any certifications if needed Operate the forklift at speeds appropriate for the environment Avoid hazards and ensure your load is stable/secure Be care to not overload the forklift or to have push/pull someone or something that is not meant to be lifted Keep clear of pedestrians or fellow workers. Do not let anyone under the teeth or near an operating forklift Be careful driving on ramps or outside a facility Having clear...

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6 Steps for Better Warehouse Safety

Posted by Tayten Tullis on

6 Steps for Better Warehouse Safety

Warehouse Safety in 6 Steps With hundreds of thousands of warehouse workers across the nation, the fatal injury rate is surprisingly high. Higher than the national average in fact. By implementing several different solutions and to be on the lookout for potential hazards, accidents can hopefully become part of the past.   Potential hazards that are more common include: Unsafe operations of forklifts Repetitive motion injuries Lockout/tagout failure Inadequate fire safety procedures Use of broken or proper personal safety equipment Unsafe stacking of boxes or products   Along with those main hazards we can take a look at OSHA’s 10 most...

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How to: Distracted Driving Parking Lot Signs

Posted by Tayten Tullis on

Parking Lot and Window Signs for Distracted Driving Awareness Having signs placed around buildings or in parking lots can be a perfect way to promote awareness for distracted driving. Along with helping employee's is a good reminder for visitors that will see the signs. With the previous post that discussed implementing a policy for employees, signs or noticed should be put in place shortly after the policy is implemented.  Some things to know when buying signs: Some areas required signs to have reflective sheeting on them. Usually if the area is connected to a public road, reflective sheeting will need...

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Distracted Driving Awareness Part 2

Posted by Tayten Tullis on

Distracted Driving Awareness Part 2 While the month of April comes to a close we wanted to put out part 2 of the campaign to bring a higher level of safety and awareness to distracted driving. This section will focus more on how to prevent accidents with employees or within organizations and what we can do right away to help others stay safe.  Anyone want to guess how many accidents happen every year on the road? Almost 6 million each year happen. In 2013, there were 5,687,000. Thats more than some states population! There is serious room for improvement and...

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