Prevent Mishaps on the Manufacturing FloorRisk Prevention Measures
Maintaining a clean manufacturing floor is essential to providing a productive and safe job site. The most common injuries are caused by slips, trips, and falls. Take a look at what you can do to help provide a safer working environment, from managing hazardous materials to keeping a clean workspace.
These items include:
- Extension cords
- Hand tools
- Water or spills
- Combustible materials
Good risk mitigation practices:
- Limit the amount of materials and chemicals onsite to the quantities that you will need.
- Store tools and materials out of the way in storage bins or lockers.
- Keep flammable or hazardous wastes in covered, separate waste containers.
- Place warning signs in wet or muddy areas that could pose a slipping hazard.
- Place protective guards across areas where workers could fall or face an impalement hazard.
- Control muddy areas using gravel, boards, or plywood.
Practices to avoid:
- Do not leave clean-up responsibilities for the last few minutes of the day.
- Do not clean equipment without first locking out.
- Never pile material around fire extinguishers, sprinklers, or emergency exits.
- Never blow off dust with compressed air; use a vacuum or brush.
- Do not collect broken glass or metal scraps in plastic bags.
- Never use bare hands when collecting waste; gloves prevent cuts and splinters.
Maintaining a clean manufacturing floor is one of the best ways to mitigate hazardous risks that could cause preventable accidents. Contact us to review your risk mitigation strategies to help protect your employees and your business.