A Hand For Safety
Safety in the workplace is one of a facilities biggest priorities. Taking the necessary precautions to prevent injury and illness on the job has been proven to increase productivity, decrease absenteeism, and raise employee morale. Below are some great tips and products to help you raise awareness, maintain a safe, secure and upbeat work environment at your business.
1) Utilize hand-held tape guns as they were designed with performance in mind. They enhance the manual taping process by delivering better wipe-down pressure, eliminating wasteful taping by indicating usage, and reducing potential injuries caused by knife cuts and repetitive motion.
2) Safety training shows an organization’s commitment to workplace safety and encourages an organizational culture of safety. Weiss Bros. provides courses and certificates on mandatory subjects to ensure your team is equipped and up-to-date on the newest safety procedures.
3) Wear the right safety equipment. You must wear proper protective equipment during your work. This includes earplugs, earmuffs, hard hats, gloves, full-face masks, safety gloves and any other equipment that is required while working or operating machinery. These tools will prevent potentially dangerous incidents that occur at the workplace. Working with hazardous materials? Working with food? Your industry has specific standards and our sales staff have solutions for you!
4) Workplace hand safety practices also help prevent injuries on the job. When people fail to follow safety requirements, injuries can happen that — at a minimum — result in a minor injury and at maximum, end in the use or loss of a hand altogether. In 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics listed 253,450 upper extremity injuries comprised of 47,140 casualties to the wrist, 48,280 hand injuries and 87,990 injuries to one or more fingers. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, sets the standards and policies to help protect workers on the job. Machinery always has labels with instructions for safe use.
5) OSHA provides standards for personal protection equipment, including hand protection. Employers are responsible for ensuring that employees use the right protective equipment based on an assessment of the dangers in the workplace. This involves protecting the hands against cuts, abrasions, punctures/lacerations, broken fingers, chemical burns, exposure to harmful substances through skin exposure, and burns that could occur when hands are unprotected against high temperatures. OSHA requires employers to evaluate the potential dangers and provide protective hand gear rated for the tasks performed and associated hazards.
6) These following reasons should need no explanation. There were 4,679 workers killed on the job in 2014, according to OSHA. There were almost 3 million recorded injuries during that same period. Improved safety training and awareness can help save lives and reduce damages.
Every video, sign, seminar, certificate plays an important role. At Weiss Bros., we value product solutions AND safety solutions. We value each life you hire. Need to host a class, choose equipment to ensure you are maintaining a secure environment? Reach out today. We’re here to support you as you support them.
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