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Study finds most farm machinery meets vibration limits

Farm machine operators in Georgia and elsewhere are exposed to higher levels of whole-body vibrations than are recommended by the European Union and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, according to a recent study. The study, which was published in the journal Annals of Work Exposures and Health, was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

How diesel can cause fiery accidents at asphalt drum mix plants

Diesel is a highly volatile fuel that can spell disaster when used in an asphalt plant. Georgia workers should know that one drum mix asphalt plant had a long-standing practice of using diesel to clean out its silo of asphalt. This meant using a fuel with a flash point of 165 degrees Fahrenheit into an environment that maintains a temperature of upwards of 300 degrees.

Forbes reports on Tesla's high number of OSHA violations

Forbes has reported that out of the top 10 auto plants in the U.S., Tesla has been issued the most OSHA violations between 2014 and 2018. In fact, a total of 54 is an astounding three times the combined number of violations that the other competitors received. Georgia residents may want to know what the factors are in this news.

Boosting safety through a standardized lockout-tagout program

Lockout-tagout is an essential part of workplace safety for many businesses in Georgia. Unfortunately, non-compliance with OSHA standards is a consistent issue year after year with many employers failing to use the proper procedures, neglecting their periodic inspections and lacking program documentation. This is why employers will want to consider standardizing their LOTO program.

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