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5 elements of forklift safety

Operators balance numerous practices to perform work safely

OSHA estimates that more than 90,000 injuries involving forklifts occur every year. Safety+Health spoke with experts about best practices for keeping forklift operators – and the people who work near them – safe on the job.


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Avoid toluene exposure

Toluene – often used in paint, metal cleaners and adhesives – is a clear, colorless liquid that vaporizes when exposed to air at room temperature. According to OSHA, it also has a sharp and sweet smell, which is a sign of exposure.
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OSHA rescinds ‘walkaround rule'

Washington – OSHA has changed its policy on allowing employees at non-union workplaces to choose a union-affiliated representative for “walkaround” inspections, according to an April 25 memo sent to regional administrators.
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