Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Author:

Whether you’ve recently gotten a job in a factory or will simply be visiting one, knowing the right safety tips is essential anytime you step foot on a factory floor. A factory isn’t like any other workplace. Factories are full of machinery that’s perfectly safe when used properly, but that can be downright lethal when the right safety measures aren’t implemented.

To ensure that your time in a factory doesn’t end in tragedy, here are the tips you need to stay safe.

Listen

Every factory has a foreman or crew manager who’s the most educated on the ins and outs of the facility. This is the person whose judgement you should default to anytime you’re in a factory. Listen to any instructions that you’ve been given and follow them closely.

Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Many factory accidents happen because an individual was “zoning out” or not paying attention to his or her surroundings. One of the simplest ways to stay safe in a factory is by staying aware of your surroundings. For example, if you’re in the vicinity of a barbed wire machine, you want to be aware of exactly where you are in proximity to that dangerous machine at all times.

Wear The Right Equipment

Some factories require everyone inside to be wearing a hard hat, while others require everyone to wear goggles. Whatever the suggested safety gear is, wear it and don’t take it off until you exit the facility. Many factory accidents could have been prevented if the injured person had been wearing their safety equipment.

See Something, Say Something

Never be afraid to speak up if you see something unsafe. Whether it’s a machine that seems to be malfunctioning or an employee who’s ignoring safety regulations, always speak up if you see something unsafe. It’s better to report something that turns out to be innocuous than to have something bad happen that could have been prevented had you spoken up to the right person.

A factory is as safe or unsafe as the people inside the facility make it. Always follow safety regulations and stay aware of your surroundings anytime you step inside of a factory.

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