If you have had some recent worker injuries out in your shop and you worry that your commercial property isn't safe enough, or that you don't have the right safety equipment, have a consultant come in. You can have a consultant come and look through the building, and at your workers daily clothing requirements and they'll let you know where you need to improve.
Just because your shop or plant meets the requirements set by the state for safety, doesn't mean it's as safe as it can possibly be. Here are a few things you may want to consider, if you don't already require it.
Eye Washing Station and Shower
You never know when something could fly into someone's eyes. This could be a piece of metal, wood, or fluid from a machine or another item. You should have an eye washing station, to help flush the debris or liquids out, and a shower. You may need the shower if someone has an irritant come into contact with their skin, and they need it washed or removed right away.
Even if your employees aren't doing a lot of work with things above their head, there may be time where they have to work on machines, or get under areas where there could be falling debris. You should have hard hats available for loading products, and there are specific needs for different trades. If you have welders, make sure they have welding helmets.
Slip Resistant Wear
Your staff should be required to wear slip resistant shoes on the shop floor, no matter what type of industry you are in. They should also have slip resistant gloves for working on machinery. The gloves should protect their hands from getting burned, from getting electrocuted, and from slipping and getting cut.
You should have safety equipment around for a potential emergency, like a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit. It's important that you have more than band aids in your kit, in case someone has a bad injury. You also should have a straight board in case someone has to be carried out, along with a neck support brace.
If you have had more injuries lately and you wonder why, you also may want to limit people's hours on the floor. Being tired and fatigued can lead to injuries. Have an expert come in and evaluate your shop to make sure it is as safe as it can potentially be. (For more information, contact American Scaffolding Inc)