Infographic: Forklift Safety for a Better Tomorrow

Powered industrial trucks can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. There are many types of powered industrial trucks. Each type presents different operating hazards. For example, a sit-down, counterbalanced high-lift rider truck is more likely than a motorized hand truck to be involved in a falling load accident because the sit-down rider truck can lift a load much higher than a hand truck. Workplace type and conditions are also factors in hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks. For example, retail establishments often face greater challenges than other worksites in maintaining pedestrian safety. Beyond that, many workers can also be injured when: Lift trucks […]

Fight Off the Flu By Eating These Foods

As we face a particularly aggressive flu season this year, you’d be smart to do everything possible to stay healthy and keep your immune system in fighting form. In addition to getting plenty of sleep, washing your hands regularly and getting a flu shot, you can also increase your odds of going flu-free this year through proper nutrition. Here are some of the best foods to eat if you want to avoid a nasty case of the flu. “A strong immune system doesn’t guarantee your body can fight off every flu bug, but it is a powerful defense,” said Heather Mangieri, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of […]

WIKA Instrument LP: How Overlooking Instrumentation Could Cost You

Your gauges need to be applied properly to ensure the safety of your people, productivity and profits. The stakes have never been higher with increased fines, aging plants and a shortage of gauge expertise. This video highlights industry trends that affect workplace safety and how WIKA’s Full Service Audit Team (FAST) provides a new way forward.  Click here to find out more! Related Media CMC Industrial Electronics presents the Sentinel line, including… 2013 Looking Ahead: Meet the Nine EHS Leaders Gallery Video: Frommelt Safety has introduced the industry’s most… At Hannay Reels Inc., Safety Is Personal Arc Flash Overview – By Westex WIKA Instrument LP: How Overlooking Instrumentation Could Cost […]

For a safer workplace, use leading indicators to avoid lagging

Although work-related fatal injuries and the incidence of workplace injury and illness seem to be trending downward, there is still much room to grow and create an environment of total worker safety. One way to create a safer work force is by providing proper safety training.   Download this case study now. For a safer workplace, use leading indicators to avoid lagginghttp://ehstoday.com/archive/safer-workplace-use-leading-indicators-avoid-lagginghttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today

The Value of Integrating EHS and Sustainability Programs

In the last decade, many companies have developed corporate sustainability programs that focus on addressing challenges like energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, labor conditions and product sourcing. By their very nature, these issues also fall under the purview of EHS, yet the two programs often remain separate from each other and from core business operations – a separation that leads to missed opportunities. Integrating EHS and sustainability management programs into one unified program and into the core business operations will lay the foundation for compliance, consistency and continuous improvement by creating a single source of operating instructions and procedures for all company processes across facilities, regions and the […]