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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Releases Two New Programs to Educate Employees on Forklift Safety and Fall Protection

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 20, 2014 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has launched two new safety programs featuring real-life case histories to help engage employees and deliver impactful lessons related to forklift safety and fall protection. 

Forklift Case History is a new forklift safety program that shows employees how to prepare to lift a load and protect themselves as they load and unload flatbed trucks.  The programbegins with the tragic, real-life story of an employee who fell 15 feet to the ground and was crushed by a falling load. It draws key safety lessons from the incident and explains how the tragedy could have been prevented. An interview with the victim’s parents adds a human element and takes this program beyond simple compliance training.

Forklift Case History highlights the importance of safety training before operating a forklift and covers the steps for performing pre-operational and operational inspections. The programalso offers guidance on working with a load, handling suspended loads, and key safety measures for loading and unloading flatbed trucks. In addition, it covers fall protection guidelines like using guardrails, fall arrest systems and safety monitoring systems. This course is available as a DVD, streaming video and is coming soon as an interactive, customizable online training course.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions also draws safety lessons from another true story of a worker who fell to his death.  Fall Protection Case History was developed to help train employees in various industries and stresses the importance of fall arrest systems. It alerts viewers to the fact that falls can happen anywhere. It outlines the three key steps of a Fall Hazards Control Program: identifying hazards, using five kinds of fall hazard controls and reviewing such controls. The program also covers the three main components of a personal fall arrest system, and ends by reflecting on how a Fall Hazards Control Program could have prevented a real-life tragic fall.

Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing sales@training.dupont.com. A free online preview of these courses is accessible at www.training.dupont.com. Preview and purchase online or get instant access with CoastalFlix™ streaming video. Follow us on Twitter at @DSSLearning.

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DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of DuPont's 12 DuPont business groups, is an integrated, global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings comprise four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Learning & Development and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently, and improve worker skills and performance. More than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries have used Learning & Development products and services to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

Sarah Britt Kate Bailey

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