Yearly Archives: 2017

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Battery Powered Forklift Training and Associated Hazards

OSHA requires that every forklift operator be trained and certified to operate the powered industrial truck in the workplace, and that the operator’s performance be evaluated under the provisions of 1910.178(l)(3) every three years.

Risks of Working in the Cold

Workers in cold weather can be exposed to serious health problems such as hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot. In certain instances, workers exposed to severe weather without personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could lead to death.

OSHA Delays Crane Operation Certification Requirements until 2018

For the second time since 2014, OSHA has proposed for a further one-year extension (to November 2018) crane operator certification requirements.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces Recall of 37 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers

On November 2, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of about 38 million Kidde fire extinguishers due to reports that they may not function properly in an emergency because of clogs or requiring excessive force to discharge.

NIOSH Evaluates Potential Benefits and Risks of Robotics to Reduce Worker Hazards

NIOSH aims to develop new knowledge, evaluate potential benefits and risks of robots in the workplace, conduct workplace interventions to prevent robot-related worker injuries, and develop guidance for safe interactions between humans and robots.