Industrial work, while extremely rewarding, can be dangerous. Dealing with high-powered machinery, in high-heat environments, industrial workers need to practice constant safety measures. While eye safety glasses protect your precious vision, the rest of your body must likewise be protected against injury. Below we have included some work safety tips to complement the eye safety tips we’ve provided for you earlier.
Basic Work Safety Tips
Don’t perform work tasks hastily. Rushing only increases the risk of injury. If your work quota is unrealistic, ask your supervisor to help you lower it. Overworked employees only make sloppy mistakes, that can lead to injury. Take regular breaks or rotate positions. Staying too long at the same job can create fatigue. Be sure to get proper nutrition and plenty of hydration. Dehydration can accentuate exhaustion, and make you more accident-prone.
Learn to lift properly. You should hold your load close to your body, with your feet apart, and bend your knees when lifting. Never carry a load over your head, and never carry your load to the side of your body, to prevent back injuries. You should always wear protective equipment, such as a hardhat or ear plugs, to protect your head and hearing. Wear iş gözlüğü to prevent injuries to your eyes, and metatarsal guards to protect your feet. Also, wear clothing that allows your skin to breathe. If working outside, make sure to have adequate sun protection to prevent overheating.
Hold emergency evacuation drills, so that employees know how to deal with hazards such as earthquakes, fires, or chemical spills. Weekly safety talks, to cover safety precautions and hazards are also a good idea. Be sure the warehouse is well-ventilated. Harmful fumes can create heightened risk of lung cancer, eye, and skin irritation. In the case of chemical spills onto skin or eyes, have a wash station available to wash eyes and skin immediately after contact occurs.