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Kroger Fined Over $130,000 for OSHA Violations

Grocery giant Kroger was recently fined over $130,000 for “willful and serious” safety violations, according to a new OSHA press release. The particular Kroger location was identified as a supermarket in Columbus, Ohio. The actual fine amount is $130,900.  The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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Easy Ways to Save Money in the Warehouse

Warehouse managers are always looking for ways to save money. Wasteful work practices aren’t just harmful to the bottom line – they could also compromise safety. From adopting more energy-efficient vehicles to limiting unnecessary utility usage, there are plenty of smart, money-saving systems you can implement immediately. Quick word on

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3 Reasons to Get Forklift Certification

Operating a forklift is a specialized job requiring training and certification. OSHA Regulation Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 requires that all employees get a forklift license before they may be allowed to operate such equipment. Once certified, operators have to renew their forklift license every three years, sooner if they are

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OSHA Cites Steel Company for Improper Forklift Activity that Killed Worker

A safe workplace is the result of properly trained personnel who can also use some common sense. Unfortunately for an Idaho steel plant, neither seemed to be in place on August 4, 2014. Ernesto Paramo, a 30-year-old welder, died 6 months ago in an avoidable accident. On that fateful day,

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How Not to Use Your Forklift to Buy a Candy Bar

One of the top This Really Sucks stories to come out of 2014 concerned an ex-National Guard soldier in Iowa who got fired from his civilian job in a massive misunderstanding about an incident involving a forklift, a Twix bar and a vending machine. According to the former staff sergeant,

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