Battery Powered Forklift Training and Associated Hazards

OSHA requires that every forklift operator be trained and certified to operate the powered industrial truck in the workplace, and that the operator’s performance be evaluated under the provisions of 1910.178(l)(3) every three years.

Worker Safety in Post-Hurricane Cleanup

Disaster cleanup work is extremely hazardous. According to a nationwide network of workplace health and safety groups, more recovery workers could die from the cleaning up after hurricanes Harvey and Irma than were killed by the storms.

Common Workplace Safety Hazards

Safety hazards are unsafe working conditions that that can cause injury, illness and death. Safety hazards most commonly include tasks related to working at heights, chemicals, housekeeping, electrical, forklifts, lockout/tagout and confined spaces.

Cal/OSHA Guidance on Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires and severe smoke can create dangerous conditions for not only firefighters, but also for the public. Because of the increased risk of exposure to wildfire smoke, Cal/OSHA has issued special guidance on the special precautions to protect people and workers from the hazards from wildfire smoke.