Category Archives: Employee Safety

How Safe is Your Loading Dock?

In December 2013, the IARW Safety Committee surveyed warehouse operators about their safety needs, respondents ranked “loading dock safety” as the third most important topic to them based on the knowledge or skill gaps seen at their facilities. Loading dock safety continues to be a pressing concern for workplace safety specialists and facility managers. The IARW Safety Committee shared this list of resources that could help improve loading dock safety: Continue reading

Tips for Managing Ammonia Safety Training and Awareness

Ammonia safety resources abound, but does your company have a plan for training employees in ammonia safety? Recently, members of the IARW Safety Committee had a discussion in the GCCA Community about how their companies manage ammonia safety training and awareness. Ken Hudson, Director Environmental Health & Safety of Lineage Logistics, said that ammonia safety Training and Awareness is communicated in several ways throughout his company, including new hire safety orientation, Bi-Annual Emergency Evacuation and Shelter In-Place Drills, and Process Safety Management Training Program Training. Continue reading

Working in the Summer Heat: OSHA Heat-Illness Prevention Campaign

Thousands of workers become sick, and even die, every year due to preventable heat-related illnesses. Construction site professionals are among those outdoor workers who are highly susceptible to heat-related illness, especially during the hot summer months. With July bringing temperatures in the higher digits to the United States, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration has released a reminder of advice companies and individuals can take to prevent heat illness. More

Best Practices for Understanding and Navigating OSHA’s New Reporting and Investigation Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements came into effect on January 1, 2015 for Federal-Plan states.  The federal rule expanded the list of severe injuries which must be reported to OSHA.  The previous rule required the employer to inform OSHA within 8 hours of a fatality or three or more inpatient hospitalizations.  Under the new rule, a fatality (within 30 days of the work-related incident) must still be reported within 8 hours of the death (or knowledge of the death).  However, employers will now have a 24-hour window in which to report to OSHA all work-related inpatient hospitalizations that require care and treatment of a single employee, all amputations, and all losses of an eye which occur within 24 hours of the incident.  Continue reading

The Latest in Electrical Safety in the Cold Chain: Upcoming Webinar

Electrical hazards pose serious threats to workers in the temperature-controlled logistics and construction industries. While training standards regarding training of employees working with electricity exist via OSHA, it is imperative that these individuals stay in-tune with updates to electrical safety rules, regulations and standards. Join Bob Herzig, of Herzig Engineering, for a webinar hosted by the Global Cold Chain Alliance May 21 at 2 p.m. EST to learn more about electrical safety in the cold chain. The Arc Flash and Shock Hazard Awareness Training webinar will cover topics including NFPA 70E 2015 OSHA Compliance, Arc Flash Hazard Analysis, qualified vs. unqualified workers and more. The webinar is complimentary to members of GCCA core partner associations and is low-cost for nonmembers. More

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