If you’ve recently hired a new employee who will be working with hazardous materials, or a current employee has agreed to work with additional hazardous materials, they’ll need to complete HAZCOM training. HAZCOM stands for hazardous communications, and training for it is required by OSHA. Barclay Brand Ferdon provides HAZCOM training for businesses in New Jersey and New York. Here, we take a closer look at what you need to know about HAZCOM training.
Forklifts come in several classes, but regardless of what kind of forklift your company uses, each operator needs to receive forklift training and certification, as well as OSHA-mandated training. Barclay Brand Ferdon offers forklift training to operators at businesses from the lower New York region to Middlesex and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. Here, we describe the types of forklift classes, as well as the training and certification required from every operator.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is responsible for preventing unsafe food products – including eggs, meat, and poultry – from entering the country’s supply chain. To ensure food safety for all consumers, the FSIS carries out inspections of food processing and handling operations, analyzing every aspect of daily business – down to a company’s forklifts. It also maintains a set of laws that all food-related facilities must adhere to. Barclay Brand Ferdon takes a closer look at the importance of food safety training for forklift operators.
According to the national Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 887 workers died from falls in 2017 – the highest number of deaths since they started tracking in 1992. In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set forth new fall protection standards in an attempt to combat the rising trend of workplace deaths from falls. If you’re like a lot of businesses, you may still be working toward full compliance with these new rules, but it is crucial that you do for the safety of your workers. And it’s especially true if your employees need to reach high places with aerial equipment from Barclay Brand Ferdon, such as an order or stock picker, man up turret truck, scissor lift, boom lift, or aerial work platform because they’re at much greater risk of death from a fall. Here’s a guide to the safety standards you should have in place for workers using aerial equipment.