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Tips on making your manufacturing environment safer


No matter where what industry you work in accidents are going to happen at work. Some industries, such as manufacturing tend to be more prone to work related accidents because of the type of work that is done in manufacturing. In the manufacturing industry, people are working with machines and tools on a daily basis, which increases the chances of accidents, especially if the machines and tools are not being used properly.

One of the best things that you can do to help make your manufacturing environment safer is to implement a safety program or to enforce the safety program that is already in place. If you currently have a safety program in place, there are numerous things that you can do to improve the program. Here are some tips that you can follow to make your manufacturing environment safer for you and your employees.

Tip one:

Start a program that will allow you to praise and reward people for behaving safely. Most often we tend to notice when people are being unsafe and provide them with some form of punishment to get them to stop behaving in that manner. This means that we usually overlook the people who are doing things correctly because we do not need to put a stop to the wanted behavior. By praising the employees for their good behavior or offering rewards for good behavior you can change the accepted behavior to behavior you want to see.

Tip two:

Installing acoustic installation in your manufacturing plant is another thing that you can do to improve the safety of your plant. The reason for this is that the acoustic insulation will help absorb the noise that is created in the plant, it will also help to keep the out any outside noise. A quieter environment will help prevent distractions, which allows workers to concentrate on what they are doing. You can also protect your employees hearing with a quieter work environment, this is a major concern in manufacturing plants where big machines are run on a daily basis.

Tip three:

You will want to have a manager that is dedicated to safety. By hiring somebody who is concerned with safety you can be assured that, your safety rules and regulations will be followed because the manager is going to make that a priority. Another good thing about hiring a manager who is dedicated to safety is that they are going to be setting a great example for the employees to follow. They are going to be practicing what they are preaching and many people look up to managers so they will simply find that the in thing to do and begin to follow his or her example.

Tip four:

You will also want to have safety meetings on a monthly basis so that you can provide your employees with the proper procedures that they need to use on the machines in your manufacturing plant. Each month you can go over a new topic or you can provide a general overview of all of the machines and tools that are used, a reminder course. First Aid and CPR classes are also something else that can be taught to your employees. This is important because being certified will allow your employees to know what to do in case of an accident or injury.

There are a numerous things that you can do to help improve safety at your manufacturing plant. Before you can improve the safety program, you need to thoroughly review to ensure that everything is being addressed and included in the improvement process.

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