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Safety+Health

October 2017 Safety+Health

October 2017

Volume: 196
Edition: 4

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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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Opioids and the workforce

Expanding epidemic increases need for training, policies
Statistics show 75 percent of the 18- to 64-year-olds who have substance misuse disorders are in the workforce. As the struggles of addiction to opioid painkillers continue to affect worker safety and health, employers are being urged to take action.
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Safe at any age

Effective messaging for a multigenerational workforce
Today’s workforce includes four generations of workers who grew up in different eras and bring a variety of experience, knowledge and cultures to the job. How can safety pros deliver messaging that effectively reaches this diverse group?
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