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Unsafe loading docks -- the source of many workplace injuries

Employers in California's warehousing industry have the task of providing safe work environments for their employees. Loading docks are areas that pose a variety of safety hazards and preventing workplace injuries in these areas requires both environmental and engineering solutions. Furthermore, adequate safety training is crucial.

Ladder safety can reduce the number of workplace injuries

Ladders are used in various California industries, from construction sites and warehouses to office storerooms. Although ladders are used in everyday activities, they pose significant safety hazards. Improper use of ladders can cause severe workplace injuries, which could include traumatic brain injuries and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than eight in 10 work-related falls involve ladders.

LOTO violations can cause catastrophic workplace injuries

Employers in all industries in California must protect the health and safety of employees. Sadly, many employers fail to equip machines with lockout and tagout devices. In some cases, LOTO devices are installed, but workers are not trained on how to use the devices correctly, nor do they learn about the potential workplace injuries that could follow noncompliance with LOTO safety standards.

Will a hard hat be enough to protect you from falling objects?

Did you know that a seemingly harmless object dropped from a height accelerates to a deadly speed? Your hard hat might not stop something as small as a bolt or nut dropped from a scaffold or another elevated work area. Tools and work materials used at high locations, such as scaffolds, pose deadly hazards.

Forklift-related injuries prevalent in California warehouses

Forklifts are essential in the warehousing industry, and the dangers posed by these machines do not always receive the attention they deserve. Without the necessary safety training and certification, forklift operators risk not only their own safety but also the safety of co-workers. Too many preventable workplace injuries involve the disregard of the safety standards prescribed by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Will you recognize an unsafe trench if you see one?

If you are a construction worker in California, every shift you work will put your life on the line. Trenches are some of the most significant hazards on any construction site. If you are not familiar with the relevant safety standards, you might enter an unsafe trench without even realizing, and it can become your grave in the blink of an eye.

Workplace injuries: 90,000 workers risk respiratory illness

California farms produce a significant percentage of the nation's fruits and vegetables, and about 90,000 farmworkers risk their health when planting, harvesting and packing the fresh produce. However, this year, most of them will face the fungicide season without masks due to the current nationwide shortage of respiratory protection. The risk is exacerbated by the fact that the fire season will follow soon.

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