Risk and Safety Expo

News

MCALLEN, Texas — The city of McAllen recently held its 5th Annual Risk and Safety Expo. The expo highlighting workplace safety. Employers learned about the best practices when working and living around power lines and how to properly drive a forklift. All in an effort to prevent fatalities.

Saul Cabrera, business owner, “I kind of let people know what can happen if they’re not properly trained. I had my finger pulled out with my wedding band. It’s part of the process that we try to teach people especially like on the forklift, is to how to get on the forklift how to get off the forklift. Make sure that they don’t have any lose clothing jewelry and what can occur or happen if they’re not properly trained.”

Over 30,000 serious injuries and 85 deaths are reported each year due to forklift accidents, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

COVID-19 SAFETY TIPS

COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands"

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing"

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Disinfecting"

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth"

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact"

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas"

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often"

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Inside RGV Politics

More Inside RGV Politics
More Throwback Thursday