7 Ways to Promote Factory Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that 5,147 workers died on the job in 2017. That’s more than 14 deaths every day — and this figure doesn’t include all of the workplace accidents that resulted in serious injury and permanent disability. Even just a little education, awareness, and mindfulness can help make factory floors safer. Here are a few simple things workers can do on a daily basis to help promote factory safety.

Clean up

Keeping a clean and tidy work space may seem like a matter of preference, but trips, slips, and falls are among the most common reasons for accidents in the workplace. To keep a safe work space, keep a tidy work space

Clean spills, clear debris, and keep items out of high traffic areas.

Look up

Always look for hazards overhead before walking or working in an area. Being struck by an object is number two on the “Fatal Four” list. Look above for hazards that could fall and cause head injuries, electrocution, etc. Never work under suspended loads.

Look down

Don’t forget to look for hazards at ground level while you’re looking for hazards above. Again, trips, slips, and falls are among the most common reasons for injuries and deaths on the job. spills, debris, etc.

Be aware of your surroundings at all times including spills, debris, machinery, other workers, vehicles, and other hazards.

Use machinery correctly

Only trained personnel should operate machinery. Make sure that operators know how to properly use factory machinery.

Never cross safety barriers while a machine is in use, disable safety mechanisms, or “hack” machinery to work faster.

Wear safety equipment

Whether it’s steel toed shoes, Kevlar gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, or all of the above, wear the appropriate safety gear at all times.

Maintain machinery

Indramat motion control systems have safeguards in place to keep workers out of harm’s way, but machinery malfunctions can cause workplace injuries. Routine maintenance and inspection of machinery prevents downtime and keeps workers safe.

Fix the problem when it first occurs

Report any problems, faults, or errors with machinery as soon as you notice them. This helps avoid preventable downtime,  prevent misuse of machinery, and prevent injuries.

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