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New OSHA website provides information on preventing backover incidents

I was surprised to read how many workers die from being backed over.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2011. A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Backpack Blowers Recalled

Kawasaki and Maruyama both recalled backpack blowers due to fire hazards. Kawasaki recall information, including model details, is here on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. The Maruyama recall details are on this page of the same site. Both of … Continue reading

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Confined Space Hazard Alert

Jabin Lakes, a Middletown, Ohio Public Works employee, was killed on May 7 from lack of oxygen when he opened a manhole cover, in preparation for sending a camera into the sanitary sewer line in front of Air Products and … Continue reading

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