The workplace is busy and there are several ways for a simple accident or minute of negligence to turn into a serious accident. These accidents could cause a loss of productivity, workers’ comp claim or even worse, the loss of a life.
Thankfully, you can take just a few simple steps to keep your employees safe.
Know Your Workplace
An effective way to keep your employees safe in the workplace is to educate them to increase their knowledge and awareness so they can stay safe and avoid common injuries. Slips and falls can usually be avoided with trainings that teach your workers about common hazards. If the layout of the factory changes or there is new equipment, take time to go over these changes to avoid accidents.
Educate Workers on Potential Hazards
There are unique hazards at a factory that all your employees need to be aware of, including: mishandling of machine guards; exposure to toxic materials; fire and explosion risks; etc. Consider these unique hazards, and then build safety presentations or trainings to educate your workers.
Implement Ongoing Training
To help keep your workers safe, every new employee should go through initial safety training that is part of a comprehensive orientation. After this initial training, you should regularly refresh your workers with safety classes. You can also offer classes and certifications for your workers to help promote safety and make your workers feel valued.
Find Qualified Manufacturing Workers
If you have positions open at your company and need help finding qualified workers, contact Pro Talent Group.