In the manufacturing industry, machine safety is key to reducing the risk of accidents and protecting staff. A comprehensive safety strategy can extend far beyond these benefits. The following three tips for machine safety can help manufacturers reap the rewards that safety brings.
Much has changed in working environments during the last year, and there isn't a business or organization around that hasn't been touched by the global pandemic. Manufacturers have been building ventilators and producing PPE and hand sanitizer instead of their usual products. Healthcare providers have been overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and dialing back on routine care. The retail, education, and public sectors, too, have been completely disrupted.
Research by Travelers insurance company indicates that nearly one-third of workplace injuries occur within the injured person’s first year on the job and account for nearly one-third of claim costs. First-year employees are overrepresented in claims data for frequent injuries (such as muscle sprains) as well as for more catastrophic injuries (such as amputations). Clearly, new employees are at significant risk of on-the-job injuries.