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Common Threats to Manufacturing Safety and How to Prevent Them

Posted April 26, 2020 12:00 AM by ahorner_22
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Safety is a critical part of any operation but is especially important in a manufacturing environment. Poor safety can result in rising costs. Let’s talk about a few common safety issues and how to best prevent them from becoming a liability in a manufacturing operation.

Falls

A manufacturing plant can be a dangerous place when proper procedures aren’t followed. Falls are one of the most common hazards in a manufacturing facility. Falls can occur because of wet surfaces or because of not following safety protocols when operating equipment. By communicating to employees and managing their abilities, safety procedures can help keep employees safe.

Heavy Machinery

Large machinery can be hazardous when it is not operated properly. Proper training is the first step. Manager follow up and safety checklists are also helpful in promoting a safe environment. Machine guards in key areas can prevent improper machine operation. This also prevents humans from approaching the machine and putting themselves in harm’s way.

Industrial Vehicles

Wherever industrial vehicles operate, safety can be compromised. Operators should always be aware of their surroundings. Safety strapping should be in place and operators should be detailed operating in an area. One wrong move can have a lifetime of consequences and can result in damage to shelving and more. Spot checks and follow up training are important ways to prevent the worst from occurring.

Chemicals

There are many chemicals used in an industrial manufacturing operation. These chemicals can be a major safety hazard when they are improperly used. Chemical containers should be labeled with safety instructions. Training and follow up are both important for promoting safety.

Safety is an ongoing part of a manufacturing operation. When it comes to maintaining a safe working environment, it is everyone’s job to contribute to making work a safe place to be.


Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from Radwell International.

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04/27/2020 12:56 AM

I noticed that boobs is not one of the types of safety concerns. Anybody that has worked anywhere knows that you have to watch out for doofuses doing dopey stuff in order to keep your self safe. All of the rules and examples in the world won't do you a lick of good if bozo the clown is your coworker.

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04/27/2020 2:51 AM

So true, boobs can be a real distraction leading to untoward circumstances.

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04/27/2020 10:12 AM

I would think apathy towards safety would be the biggest cause of all of the above.

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Re: Common Threats to Manufacturing Safety and How to Prevent Them

04/29/2020 4:17 AM

The UK has a statute that places structure on reducing risks in the workplace so far as is reasonably practicable.

One of the things that precipitated it was a serious incident at a chemical factory the same year.

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