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On-the-job accidents, such as the ones described above, are all preventable. The key is for management to develop and implement a LOTO program that clearly delineates the standards and ensures those standards are strictly enforced at all worksites within the organization.

Workplace Fire Prevention

The observation of Fire Prevention Week, which this year runs Oct. 8 through 14, provides an opportune time to emphasize the importance of people knowing how to protect themselves and their co-workers should a fire happen.

  • 1 October 2023
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Forklift Fundamentals

Here’s a quiz: Which four-wheeled vehicle is among the toughest, hardest-working and has, at times, a center of gravity several feet off the ground? If you guessed monster truck, you’d be wrong. The correct answer is forklift.

  • 17 September 2023
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Identifying Workplace Fall Hazards

Identifying fall hazards isn’t always easy because appearances can be deceiving, often affected by our own perceptions. For example, if you’re 6 feet tall, you’re taller than a 4-foot-high platform, which makes it easy to assume the platform isn’t a fall hazard. On the other hand, if you’re standing on that platform, you are now looking down from a height of 10 feet. If you fall, even from 4 feet, you could be seriously injured.

  • 13 August 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Evolution of a Division Safety Program

Understanding the direction a safety program is headed — or why it’s moving that direction — requires knowledge of how the program evolved over the years. Successes and failures; mission and manpower changes; and, of course, regulatory changes are all contributing factors instrumental to moving forward.

  • 21 May 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Outlining Workplace Safety Responsibilities

Recently, it has come to the attention of the Sierra Army Depot safety office that there are still many misconceptions when it comes to health and safety responsibilities in the work center.

  • 16 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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