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How many times do we see construction workers in potentially dangerous situations? How many times do we pass a job site and see a worker in an unprotected trench?
Workplace safety: there’s no argument anywhere that it’s not crucially important. Not all workplaces are alike, however; each work sector has different dangers and safety requirements. One line of work that has perhaps some of the most stringent safety requirements is the construction sector; due to the very nature of what the job entails, safety requirements for construction crews are often far and above any other.
Of all the activities a safety professional engages in, dealing with confined spaces can be one of the most stressful and challenging, especially for those who are new to the safety profession or those whose experiences in the field haven’t required much interaction with confined spaces. What most safety professionals do know, regardless of experience level, is that when not managed properly, confined spaces can be deadly.
There are few things as scary as working at heights. Even for workers who do it on a daily basis, it can be a little scary. After all, there’s a lot that can go wrong. More importantly, if something does go wrong, the consequences will be nothing short of serious. This is why safety should always be a top priority for companies who ask employees to work at heights and use a fall arrest harness on the job.
Whether you work in a traditional office or a manufacturing setting, fire is always a safety threat. Keeping fire extinguishers on hand and teaching employees about fire exits are both critical components of workplace safety. However, not everyone realizes that there are different types of extinguishers that serve different purposes. It’s up to company managers and supervisors to make sure they have the right one.
Maintaining a safe work environment requires a lot of things. For starters, it requires commitment and organization on the part of company managers and supervisors. But commitment and organization can only go so far if company leaders don’t provide employees with the proper safety tools and equipment. Ultimately, those are the tangible items that will keep employees safe while on the job.
Companies should never take chances when it comes to employee safety. Not only does this apply to protocols and training but clothing as well. Depending on their job, many workers require a safety jacket while they work so that they can be visible to vehicles on the roadway or work vehicles that zip around the warehouse.
Every business in the manufacturing industry should be familiar with NFPA 70E. It provides the basis for electrical safety and fire prevention inside the workplace. Needless to say, it’s a critical part of workplace safety, which also means that it contains a lot of rules and regulations that must be followed. Otherwise, companies can while also putting the health and safety of employees at risk.
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