March 2021 IVES Update e-Newsletter

Check out our latest news: OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for Fiscal Year 2020, required MEWP Update Program, IVES Holiday Closure on April 2, Correction Notice - Access to Digital Training Aids & Videos on March 13, telehandler fatality, product feature: requalification materials, upcoming program calendar, a question on wallet ID cards, interesting articles, and testimonials from our wonderful customers!

In this issue, we will be covering:

  • OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for Fiscal Year 2020.
  • ATTENTION MEWP Trainers - Required MEWP Update Program.
  • IVES Holiday Closure: Friday, April 2.
  • CORRECTION NOTICE - Access to Digital Training Aids & Videos on March 13.
  • FACE Report: Truck driver fatally struck during flatbed trailer unloading with a telehandler.
  • Product Feature: Requalification Materials.
  • Upcoming Program Calendar.
  • Ask Bob: Our tech guru answers a question on wallet id cards.
  • A selection of interesting articles.
  • New testimonials from our wonderful clients.
But first, check out all the places we are delivering training this month...

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations for Fiscal Year 2020.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2020. In an exclusive webinar with Safety+Health magazine on Feb. 26, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the preliminary data, and Kevin Druley, Safety+Health associate editor, moderated the session.
Although multiple standards swapped positions, the Top 10 violations from FY 2019 to FY 2020 did not change. Ladders (1926.1053) climbed to a top-five spot, and Respiratory Protection (1910.134) rose to the third rank from fifth. Additionally, the data show that Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501) is OSHA's most frequently cited standard for the 10th successive fiscal year.
"In a year that was defined by the ongoing pandemic, workplace safety became more important than ever," said Lorraine M. Martin, NSC president and CEO. "The OSHA Top 10 list reminds us why we must continue to focus on persistent safety risks as we navigate new challenges. These data help us pinpoint areas where we can improve so we can better prioritize workplace safety in the future world of work."
The Top 10 for FY 2020 are:
1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 5,424 violations
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 3,199
3. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,649
4. Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,538
5. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,129
6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,065
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,932
8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,621
9. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,369
10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,313

**ATTENTION MEWP Trainers - Required MEWP Update Program**

If you have credentials to train operators of scissor lifts or aerial boomlifts issued before June 2019, you must complete the MEWP Trainer Update Program and test, accessible free of charge through the IVES Member Dashboard.
If you attend a Recertification program, your documentation and renewed credentials will not be processed until you complete the online Update program.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-800-643-1144 and we'd be happy to help!

IVES Holiday Closure: Friday, April 2

Please note, our offices will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observation of Good Friday.
Wishing you and your families a joyous and blessed Easter!

CORRECTION NOTICE - Access to Digital Training Aids and Videos on March 13.

IVES Digital Training Aids (DTAs) as well as streaming videos will not be accessible online on Saturday, March 13 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time due to vendor system maintenance.
The downloadable versions as well as the internet viewable versions can still be accessed during this time.
When opening the downloadable versions in Adobe you may see an error message when you attempt to open the file, press "OK" to close the message and you will be able to view the DTA.
Click here to view our troubleshooting guide.
If you are using the internet viewable versions of the DTAs, you can save them for offline viewing. Click here for detailed instructions in our troubleshooting guide.
If you need further assistance, please email or call 1-800-643-1144 ext 1 and one of our customer support representatives will walk you through accessing these files during this time.
We recommend checking to ensure your offline copy is working before you leave your internet connection.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.
IVES Customer Service Team

Product Feature

Requalification Materials are available for counterbalanced forklifts, narrow aisle forklifts, powered pallet trucks, rough terrain forklifts, aerial boomlifts, and scissor lifts . Requalification programs must be delivered at regular intervals as mandated by government regulations for forklift operators. Re-training and re-evaluation of forklift and mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operators must also be performed based on incidents attributable to operator error or on the observations of the employer.
Parlez-vous français? ¿Hablas español? Select items are also available in French and Spanish.
Link to browse or purchase our Requalification Materials.

FACE Report: Truck driver fatally struck with a telehandler during flatbed trailer unloading.

Case report: #17NY014
Issued by: New York State Department of Health Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program
Date of incident: May 13, 2017
A 53-year-old truck driver was struck and killed when fence pipes fell from a flatbed trailer during unloading at a fence sales company. It was raining when the driver arrived, and the company owner was the only person onsite. The trailer carried 18 bundles of pipes arranged in three tiers, with six bundles in each tier. The owner started to unload the pipes with a telehandler while the delivery driver stood on the other side of the trailer winding securement straps. As the owner lifted the fifth bundle on the top tier, the sixth bundle slid and fell to the ground, trapping the delivery driver underneath. The owner immediately drove the telehandler to the driver, lifted the 1,400-pound bundle off him and called 911. Emergency medical services arrived and transported the driver to a hospital, where he died of crushing injuries three hours later.
To help prevent similar incidents:
  • Employers should develop and implement standard operating procedures for loading and unloading.
  • Employers should implement measures to safely handle cargo that is slippery and slick, or can easily roll, shift or fall from trailers or material handling equipment.
  • Freight companies should develop and implement standard operating procedures for drivers to follow during loading or unloading at customer sites.
  • Freight companies should provide loading and unloading safety training, as well as ensure drivers understand and follow procedures.

Ask Bob

Free technical support for all IVES Certified Trainers!
Hey guys. I can't find anywhere where it says certified operators have to carry a wallet ID card. Yes, we have them to give out, but when someone loses the wallet ID, they are told not to run the machine. All I see in OSHA regulation is that we have to retain records and proof of training. The wallet ID is just a convenience. Is this correct?
Yes, you are correct in that the card is not required by OSHA. I know of some companies that do not even give them out. However, I have also been told that if operators can produce their cards should an OSHA inspector request it, things seem to go a little easier. Thanks for checking in with us!

Interesting Articles

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Construction worker killed in forklift accident in downtown Salt Lake City...more.
Employer sentenced after worker struck by excavator...more.
Wanted man uses excavator to elude capture during 8-hour standoff...more.
VIDEO: Two employees injured in business fire caused by skid steer loader...more.
Man air lifted to hospital after forklift tips over on icy driveway...more.
Worker fatally crushed by excavator in Boring, OR...more.
Worker injured after train collides with front end loader...more.

Client Testimonials

"This class really sets you up for success! Highly recommend." Brendan, Trinity Western University.
"Extremely thorough lesson plan and delivery - thank you!" Lucas, BC Liquor.
"This program is awesome! I've been around and worked on forklifts for 5 years and have learned even more than I thought was possible." Sterling, Lakeside Commercial Builders.

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