As far as unexpected costs go, workplace injuries can be devastating. Rising insurance costs, loss of employees, damaged products, unplanned shutdowns, and more can dramatically impact your business’ bottom line. More importantly, you owe it to your workers to take steps to keep them safe and healthy. Whether you’re a small assembly plant or an international manufacturer, there are simple, easy-to-implement measures that you can take to protect your employees. In today’s post, we’re going to look at three such measures and discuss how they can help you safeguard your profitability and your employees’ health.
1. Provide proper safety training
When it comes to investment versus payoff, proper training is one of the most efficient methods to reduce workplace injuries. Spending a few days to train new hires on your equipment, your processes, and your safety procedures can drastically reduce on-the-job injuries. In addition to this, centrally located equipment and safety manuals can ensure that your workers are always aware of how to safely perform their duties.
2. Maintain your employees’ tools
According to experts, faulty, damaged, or improperly calibrated tools is one of the leading causes of job-related injuries. In most cases, old tooling can require additional exertion, causing a spike in repetitive stress and strain injuries. By continually maintaining your tools, you aren’t just protecting your team, you’re ensuring that they’re able to work optimally, which can increase their output and – by extension – your profits.
3. Utilize ergonomic equipment
As mentioned above, repetitive stress and strain injuries caused by improper equipment is one of the biggest problems in the industry. Over time, lifting, pitching, and manipulating heavy objects can take a physical toll on your workers, causing them to experience pain, stiffness, and mobility issues. When you add one of TDA Buddy’s industrial manipulators to your line, you’re making their job easier, you’re protecting them from lifelong health problems, and you’re streamlining the flow of your operation… it’s a true win-win-win!
At TDA Buddy, we’ve worked tirelessly to build the industry’s most rugged, most reliable, and most versatile hydraulic and pneumatic manipulators. If you’re looking to keep your employees safe and your line productive, contact us today to discuss how we can help.