Industrial workers are exposed to dangerous, life-threatening situations on a daily basis. It’s important to make sure that you and your employees, coworkers, and others are always prepared any time they come into your facility or workplace. Follow these safety tips to reduce the chances of an accident or injury.
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Keep Your Work Station Clean
If your particular line of work includes a workstation, it can be crucial to keep this area clean and organized, particularly if you share it with someone else. When you are working with machines, chemicals, or any other dangerous materials, having extra clutter and mess around your station will only increase the chance of an accident happening.
Notify Supervisors of Hazards
Supervisors are obligated by law to ensure that the work environment is safe. In the event that there is a hazard or danger in your place of work that you can’t handle personally, notify your supervisor immediately. While the hazard is still there, make sure that co-workers and team members know exactly what and where the danger is.
Always Wear the Right Protective Equipment
After years of being on the job, it can seem like not a big deal to leave out certain pieces of protective equipment when handling minor tasks. However, no matter how minor the task, if you’re supposed to be wearing a specific piece of equipment, wear it anyway. Accidents do happen and it’s best to always be prepared, no matter how the size or danger of the job.
Use Extra Caution with Hazardous, Toxic Materials
Toxic fluids and other materials are already dangerous, even when they’re properly contained. However, if they’re accidentally brought into other areas, this can cause a host of other problems, such as cross-contamination and exposure without protection. Always check your clothes, cleaning materials, and anything else that may have come into contact with the hazard.
At First Environmental, we take pride in making sure our employees are protected. We always ensure that every employee is extensively and properly trained and certified before operating any piece of equipment. If you’re interested in a career with us, check out our job openings or call Bryan at 478-342-1692.