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New 2017 OSHA Guidelines Now Effective

No matter how long you’ve worked in warehousing or distribution, you know the importance of safety guidelines for everyone when you work with or around industrial equipment. This year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated their requirements for employers incorporate fall protection training to help further prevent and reduce accidents.

With these changes, as of January 17, 2017, Fall Protection Training is required for any employee using a walking or working surface at or above 4 feet. According to the new regulations, the systems that are put in place for fall protection are required to either prevent the worker from falling entirely or, in instances where this is not possible, catch them from suffering internal injuries or contacting a lower level.

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What’s That Sticker For? Annual Aerial Inspections Are A Must

What’s That Sticker For? Annual Aerial Inspections Are A Must

In order to be in compliance with the OSHA General Duty Clause and ANSI standards, aerial platform inspections must be performed annually.

Section 6.7 of the ANSI Manual of Responsibilities reads as follows:

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