What Is HAZCOM Training? When and How Often to Get Certified

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.

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Understanding the Different Forklift Training Courses and Certifications

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.

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5 Rules and Tips for Forklift Safety

Whether you work in warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food production, or distribution, maneuvering a forklift (or several) is likely part of your business’ day-to-day operations. While these pieces of machinery offer a host of advantages, such as improving your workplace’s efficiency, they must be operated with extreme care and skill to avoid injuries, damaged goods, and other unfortunate outcomes. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon offers five rules and tips to ensure forklift safety at your jobsite.

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Rack Safety Tips

Rack safety is an important matter for any warehouse. A design flaw, unnoticed damage, improper assembly, or overloading can very quickly lead to a collapse. Therefore, proper techniques are essential to keeping employees safe while working near racks, as well as protecting your goods. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon, which serves North and Central New Jersey and parts of New York, provides some lifesaving rack safety tips to implement at your facility.

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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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Safety Summit Success

Barclay celebrated National Forklift Safety Day this year by hosting a Summit Safety on June 14th. The intent of the Safety Summit was to give customers the opportunity to speak with safety experts about the best practices for forklift operating and receive hands on training.
The Safety Summit also featured a chance to learn more about the tools available to improve operator safety and fleet efficiency, as well as receive safety product demonstrations.
Aside from the Summit, Barclay also offers a number of OSHA approved safety-training courses, with a flexible schedule of classes that can be attended at our training facility or scheduled at your own facility.

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Join Barclay For A Safety Summit

National Forklift Safety Day has grown each year since its 2014 inception, with forklift manufacturers and dealers becoming more involved in the movement to spread safety and awareness when it comes to forklift operator practices.
This year, Barclay is hosting a Safety Summit on June 14th, giving customers the opportunity to get hands on training on forklift operator best practices and to learn more about the tools available to improve operator safety and fleet efficiency.
The Safety Summit will feature safety product demonstrations in addition to the chance to speak with safety experts about best practices.
RSVP for Barclay’s Safety Summit today and increase your forklift safety awareness.
Barclay offers a number of OSHA approved safety-training courses, with a flexible schedule of classes that can be attended at our training facility or scheduled at your own facility.
Contact us today to learn more about Barclay’s safety training program.

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Take Safety By The Wheel

While it might seem funny in this clip from “The Office,” forklift safety is no laughing matter. Proper forklift handling is critical to a safe work environment.

Barclay offers forklift operator safety training and other safety training to make sure your operation does not look like a crazy scene from “The Office.”
 
Whether at your facility or ours, Barclay offers training that is OSHA compliant. We even offer OSHA required “refresher” training as well as a Train-The-Trainer program that provides your employee with the knowledge and instruction to conduct your own certified training programs at your convenience.
 
Don’t be like Michael! Avoid warehouse accidents by properly training and enforcing good safety practices when operating material handling vehicles.

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Don’t Wait. Register Now For OSHA Safety Training

Basic Forklift Operator Training – Spanish & English
**9 dates for 2016**
4-Hours, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
9am – 1pm
$ 179 per student
Learn More | Register Online
April 6th & 7th: OSHA 10 HR Compliance Training
10-Hour, 2-day program, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
Day 1: 9am-3pm (Sign in & Continental Breakfast 8:30am)
Day 2: 9am-3pm (Continental Breakfast 8:30am)
*Lunch Included*
$ 349 per attendee
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May 11th: Train the Trainer, OSHA Lift Truck
5-Hours, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
9am – 3pm
Instruction Only, Kit Sold Separately
*Lunch Included*
$ 475 per attendee 
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June 2nd: Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift and Fall Protection
5 ½-Hours, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
9am – 3:30pm
*Lunch Included*
$ 220 per attendee
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September 14th: Intro to OSHA, I2P2 Updates and OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
5-Hours, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
9am – 3pm
Great for Mid-Level Managers, HR Managers, Facilities Managers and Operations Staff
*Lunch Included*
$ 220 per attendee
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October 12th: Fall Protection, (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Training
5-Hours, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
9am – 3pm
*Lunch Included*
$ 220 per attendee
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November 10th: OSHA Hazard Communication Training with GHS Updates
4-Hours, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
9am – 1pm
$ 179 per student
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For more information and course outline, contact us at 800-248-9253 or e-mail SalesInfo@bbfyale.com

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Take Control Of Warehouse Safety To Increase Productivity

Did you know that according to the National Safety Council 70% of all forklift accidents are a result of operator error? Or that OSHA states that businesses spend over $170 billion (with a B), annually on occupational injuries and illness. If your company is tired of operators not following safety procedures and taking a bite out of profits, then let Barclay show you how to reduce costs and increase performance.

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Barclay Helps You Spot Safety

When it comes to operating heavy-duty equipment such as terminal tractors (yard spotters), operator training is the key to ensuring safety, which is why Barclay offers Basic “Terminal Tractor” Operator Training.
Beginning with the basics is the first step in ensuring that operators fully understand the equipment prior to actually operating it. Terminal tractors are considered “Powered Industrial Trucks” by OSHA, making the training a requirement to operate the heavy-duty equipment.

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Safety Tip of the Week

Even if you are only going a few feet, it is important to keep forks low. Never travel with forks in an elevated position or lifted higher than a foot off the floor. It also never hurts to have a lookout helper if vision is not 100% clear, especially when reversing!

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