Storing idle pallets can create a severe fire hazard, whether inside or outside your building. Wood pallets dry out and become susceptible to easy ignition by even the smallest source.
When it comes to safety and compliance, knowing where to begin is often the biggest obstacle employers face. Between OSHA compliance, state laws, and various insurance rules and regulations, it can be a daunting task. When I visit a manufacturing shop, I want to make sure there are several key safety plans in place. If you don’t have these safety plans in place, this could be a good place for you to start.
Several severe injuries recently occurred in metal fabrication operations and machine shops insured by West Bend. These accidents resulted from in-rolling nip points, inadequately guarded punch presses, and other improperly-guarded manufacturing machinery. These losses will significantly influence the manufacturers’ future Workers’ Compensation premiums and WC mods. What’s worse, these accidents caused extremely severe, potentially life-changing injuries to valuable employees.
Tough winters like this one can be very hard on private passenger and light truck vehicles. Everything from batteries to coolant systems, gas lines to tires can take a beating from the extreme weather conditions. If you own an auto parts store or auto service business, you’ve probably seen an increase in the number of customers purchasing parts or having work done on their vehicles.
The winter driving season is here so be prepared for colder temperatures, slippery roads, and increased travel times. These factors, plus the increased demands on a vehicle, can subject travelers to potential breakdowns and possibly significant delays in getting to your destination. Here are some suggestions to help you travel safely and survive the extremes of winter weather.