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Jan 12, 2017
Preventing Deaths and Injuries While Compacting or Baling Refuse Material


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) requests assistance in preventing deaths and injuries among workers who load, operate, or work near refuse compacting or baling equipment.

Source: NIOSH

Aug 01, 2005
Health and Safety Guide for New Retail Workers


This guide is meant to increase awareness of workplace safety and provide some specific safety tips for retail workers.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Aug 01, 2005
Baler and Compactor-Related Deaths in the Workplace – United States,


This data shares fatalities related to operating or working near compacting and baling equipment, and suggests safety recommendations for preventing future incidents.

Source: PNEAC