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Promote Workplace Safety with These Truck Loading/Unloading Tactics

There are so many things to be aware of when loading and unloading a truck many people don’t know or chose to ignore. From 2005-2010 in Washington State alone, there were 12 fatalities due to truck loading/unloading. Workplace injuries and even fatalities are 100% preventable by implementing the following safety truck loading and unloading techniques: Be Aware Of Trucks Backing Into The Loading Zone Always be aware of your surroundings, especially when giant trucks are involved. If a truck is backing up, get away from the loading zone as it is very hard for the driver to see behind the

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Identify Workplace Hazards w/ OSHA-Compliant Signs & Labels!

According to OSHA’s Specifications for Accident Prevention (29 CFR 1910.145), employers must indicate and define potential hazards around the workplace. Safety signs and labels are easy and effective ways to communicate warnings and comply with OSHA standards. Here are the top five common workplace safety signs and labels that will help you comply with OSHA regulations: Exit Route Signs Place Exit Route Signs along pathways leading to exits and post directional evacuation markings every 100 feet. Fire Safety Signs Make sure fire extinguishers are present and clearly marked by posting Signs. Electrical Hazard Signs & Labels Warn employees about electrical hazards with conspicuous Warning

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Recovery from Harvey and Irma: Where Do You Start?

As people are beginning to return to their homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast and Florida to assess the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma – from wind damage to the unprecedented flooding, HFA has coordinated a list of resources to guide your recovery and assist in assessing damages. The Red Cross provides a checklist of items to have on hand when returning to your home or business, in addition to basic tips for recovery. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) walks you through advice about remaining vigilant when it comes to health and safety in potentially perilous conditions.

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Home Furnishings Association
Are Your Traffic Signs Compliant With the MUTCD?

Traffic and Parking Signs increase safety, prevent accidents and can be used to post policies on roadways and parking lots. The 2009 revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) require that Traffic Signs everywhere, including those on private roads open to the public, adhere to MUTCD standards. In fact, there are five basic requirements for every traffic control. Each must: Fulfill a need. Command attention. Convey a clear, simple meaning. Command respect from road users. Give adequate time for proper response. Contact the HFA staff for more information on to keep your parking lots and roadways safe,

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Jef Spencer
5 Things to Inspect When Buying a Used Forklift

So your operation has grown to needing a forklift, or another forklift and you’re looking for a forklift for sale. Buying new may be out of your budget and it’s time to consider the used forklift market. But where do you start? If you are planning to buy a forklift, there are many options to consider. Should you purchase an electric, a diesel, an LPG or a dual fuel powered forklift? Will you need non-marking rubber tires for your shop or a rough terrain forklift truck to handle the parking lot? Once you’ve decided on the forklift fuel type and

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Home Furnishings Association
Make your store more visible using Google My Business

Have you been wanting to list your business on Google, but don’t know where to start? Now, with the Google My Business app, you can easily list your business on Google for free and manage it on the go. Why you need to use Google My Business Google My Business is an important tool for business of all sizes. Other than using it to get your business listed on Google, you can also view powerful insights that help you understand your customers and if your business is gaining the visibility it needs to drive traffic. Wondering how many times people

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