AlaCOMP provides news and OSHA Updates to all members. Each entry is packed with vital safety tips, updates to claims processes and information on the annual seminar devoted to safety and workers’ compensation subjects.

  • Proper Techniques: Lifting, Pushing & Pulling

    September 01, 2020
    About 1/3 of workplace injuries cause harm to the shoulder or back which is mostly related to lifting heavy items.  One of the best ways to protect yourself from bodily harm when lifting, pushing or pulling is to use proper equipment, technique or ask for help.  Take the time to examine the object and know your personal limits. Always ask for help if the object exceeds your limit.  It has been shown that items over about 50 pounds are too heavy…

  • Forklift Tips

    February 25, 2020
    Forklift operators must receive training at least every 3 years per OSHA regulations, regardless of the amount of experience the operator has. If a new employee has recently received training at a previous employer, you must still document site specific training at your facility for that employee. An inspection checklist should be kept on the forklift and the forklift should be inspected prior to use for each shift that it will be utilized. Forklift operators are required to wear seatbelts…

  • Safety Awareness: Lifting/Pushing/Pulling

    February 01, 2019
    Risk Factors for Back Injuries Back injuries account for 1 in 5 injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Individuals possess significant differences in their ability to withstand lifting and demanding physical labor. Because injuries result from different circumstances, an individual’s exposure and personal characteristics affect the chances of experiencing back injuries related to lifting. The following work-related risk factors should be identified: Heavy lifting Frequent lifting…