Manufacturing and General Industry

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Jul 18, 2017
Window Cleaning Field Safety Guide

http://www.windowcleaningfieldsafetyguide.com/n-faq/

The mobile-friendly guide offers best practices on identifying and avoiding fall, chemical, electrical and other hazards workers face on the job.

Source: IWCA

Jan 22, 2017
Society of Manufacturing Engineers

http://www.sme.org/

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Source: SME

Jan 22, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Accident Investigation

https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/products/topics/incidentinvestigation/index.html

Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness, or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents.

Source: OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
Worker Alert: Diacetyl and Substitutes

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/flavoringlung/diacetyl_worker_alert.html

Diacetyl is a chemical used to add flavor and aroma to food and other products. Workers who breathe diacetyl on the job have become disabled or have died from severe lung disease. Some diacetyl substitutes may also cause harm.*

Source: OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
Forklift Safety

http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Topics/AToZ/PoweredIndustrialTrucks/

This page contains links to resources and regulations for their safe operation.

Source: WA Department L&I

Jan 22, 2017
Quick Facts for employees/Datos Rápidos para trabajadores: Gas-powered forklifts: carbon monoxide poisoning/Montacargas operados con gas: envenenamiento por monóxido de carbono

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHApubs/factsheets/qf010.pdf

Gas-powered forklifts produce poisonous carbon monoxide gas when their motors are running. You can be poisoned when you operate a gas-powered forklift indoors if there is not enough ventilation with fresh air

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
OSHA eTool: Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift)

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/poweredindustrialtrucks/index.html

This eTool, which identifies forklifts commonly used in general industry, provides a review of potential hazards and a summary of key OSHA requirements and industry-recommended practices for forklift operations.

Source: OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Traumatic Occupational Injuries – Confined Spaces

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/confinedspace/

This site provides links to NIOSH publications and links on confined space entry.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 22, 2017
Confined spaces and permit spaces

http://Osha.oregon.gov/oshapubs/2864.pdf

This guide focuses on confined spaces that may contain life-threatening hazards and describes details on hazards, Oregon OSHA regulations and how to stay safe.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jan 22, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Confined Spaces

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/confinedspaces/index.html

This site provides links to resources that provide safety and health information relevant to confined spaces in the workplace.

Source: Oregon Public Health