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October 13, 2014
Safety Daily Advisor Week in Review—October 6, 2014, to October 10, 2014

Last week, the Safety Daily Advisor discussed pedestrian safety around forklifts; shared strategies for contesting OSHA citations; and provided eye safety training information in honor of Eye Injury Prevention Month.

Do your workers walk safely around forklifts?In July 2014, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) leveled $308,435 in proposed fines against NFI, a warehouse operator in Mira Loma, California. What had NFI done to merit such a stiff penalty? The company had failed to correct conditions at its workplace that put pedestrians and forklifts together in dangerous ways.

Safe work practices for pedestrians around forkliftsIn Monday’s Advisor, we discussed some of the hazards that are created when pedestrians work in close proximity to forklifts. In this Advisor, we’ll look at some work practices that pedestrians can use to stay safe when they’re crossing paths with powered industrial trucks.

Contesting an OSHA citation? What’s your defense?If you’ve been issued an OSHA citation, you may feel that it was undeserved and wish to contest it. But if you’re going to ocntest, you’ll need to give a reason. Read this Advisor for a discussion of the defenses you can make against an OSHA citation.

Contesting an OSHA citation? Common affirmative defensesIn Wednesday’so Advisor, we looked at the two categories of defenses an employer can use in contesting an OSHA citation. In this Advisor, we’ll look at three common affirmative defenses that employers can use to argue that, even though a violation occurred, the employer is not responsible.

Keep an eye on safety trainingIn 2012, there were 29,300 eye injuries requiring days away from work in U.S. private sector employers. In honor of Eye Injury Prevention Month, use the information in this Advisor to train your employees on eye protection.

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