In the manufacturing industry, there can be a high risk of injury, making workplace safety and industrial hygiene essential to the safe, profitable operation of your lines. Whether you’re a small manufacturer of parts or components, a massive assembly line, or anything in between, you likely already know how important it is to protect your workers. But, what measures are you taking to ensure their safety? What have you implemented into your operation to safeguard their health? In today’s post, we’re going to look at a few steps you – and they – can take to avoid injuries, maintain output, and preserve your profitability.
1. Promote a culture of workplace safety
If your employees are concerned for their health, they should feel comfortable reporting to their supervisors. As they’re the ones “in the mix,” they have the clearest view of your operation’s conditions and should be taken seriously. When one of your employees comes to you – or their supervisor – with a concern, take it seriously and thank them for bringing it to your attention.
2. Offer industrial safety training
Your employees should never be expected to use equipment that they aren’t properly trained for. One of the leading causes of workplace injury is improper or dangerous use of equipment. Whether these injuries are catastrophic and occur immediately or they’re long-term stress and strain injuries, they can be easily avoided – or mitigated – with adequate training.
3. Use ergonomic equipment
At TDA Buddy, we build the industry’s most reliable, most efficient lift systems. Aiming to improve workplace safety and industrial hygiene, our machines are ergonomic, easy-to-use, and versatile. No matter the size of your operation or the needs of your employees, you can rest easy knowing that we have an option for you. And, best of all, when you utilize our equipment, you can be certain that you’re taking steps to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of your team.