Manufacturing and General Industry
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Window Cleaning Field Safety Guide
The mobile-friendly guide offers best practices on identifying and avoiding fall, chemical, electrical and other hazards workers face on the job.
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Accident Investigation
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.
Worker Alert: Diacetyl and Substitutes
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.*
This page contains links to resources and regulations for their safe operation.
Source: WA Department L&I
Quick Facts for employees/Datos Rápidos para trabajadores: Gas-powered forklifts: carbon monoxide poisoning/Montacargas operados con gas: envenenamiento por monóxido de carbono
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
OSHA eTool: Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift)
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.
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Confined Spaces
This site provides links to resources that provide safety and health information relevant to confined spaces in the workplace.
Source: Oregon Public Health