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According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics forklifts were the source of 79 work-related deaths and 8,140 nonfatal injuries involving days away from work in 2019.  With forklifts being used to lift, carry, and transport materials on projects or at workplace facilities, the following practices should be exercised regularly:

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s 
  • Inspect the forklift prior to use.
  • Ensure you are properly trained and certified to operate a forklift every 3 years.
  • Always wear a seatbelt when provided.
  • Never exceed the rated load capacity of the machine.
  • Make sure the load is properly balanced/secured.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and or changing conditions.
  • Avoid operating forklifts in need of repair.

For additional information and safety tips click on the following safety
resource links below:

With the Holiday Season rapidly approaching we should take some time to think and plan accordingly so we can make the most to enjoy them with our family and friends. The National Safety Council has some great recommendations to consider about traveling, fire safety, and mental wellbeing you can find by clicking on the following link:

Maintaining an accurate OSHA log of recordable work-related injuries and illnesses is an important skill that benefits employers, workers, safety professionals and government agencies. The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) offers free, introductory-level, online training seminars about OSHA recordkeeping requirements. 

Topics Covered
  • Recordability of injuries and illnesses
  • Differences between OSHA cases and workers’ compensation claims
  • Classifying cases
  • Counting time
  • Recording COVID-19 cases
Date and Registration

There is no cost to attend the online training, but registration is required. After registering, you will receive the link needed to join the Webex webinar.

  • When-Wednesday, January 12, 2022- 4:00 p.m.

Members are jointly and severally liable for their proportionate share of obligations for the group and will be assessed on an individual and proportionate share basis for any deficit created by the group. Dividends are not guaranteed. 

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