Manufacturing

Working in manufacturing plants, warehouses, and factories presents safety risks for workers including falls. Here are a few manufacturing industry fall safety tips provided by EHS today.

Good Housekeeping.  Keep work areas clear of debris and tools, this can cause a trip hazard to workers in any area.

Proper Lighting.  Poor lighting can lead to accidents and falls.  This should also include backup lighting that would be needed in the event of a power outage.

Proper Fall Protection Systems.  Eliminating fall hazards with the use of barriers or guardrails or by providing workers with personal fall protection systems is necessary to anyone working at heights or in an area that poses a fall risk.

Adequate Training.  All fall precautions should be communicated with workers and training on proper procedures and use of equipment should be provided by the employer.  Communication is the key to safety in the workplace.  Encourage workers to have an open dialogue with management on all things related to their safety.

 

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