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    Alert addresses skid-steer loader hazards

    January 7, 2011

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    Atlanta – A new NIOSH alert (.pdf file) is aimed at workers who operate, service or work near skid-steer loaders.

    Skid-steer loaders are commonly used in agriculture and construction for materials handling and excavation. The alert describes six deaths involving skid-steer loaders and offers safety recommendations, including:

      • Stay seated when operating the loader controls.
      • Never carry riders.
      • Regularly inspect and maintain safety devices.

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