In-Plant Safety Solutions
What could go wrong? Pedestrians, visitors, forklifts, fast-pace material handling equipment, raised platforms and mezzanines —the potential for injury and even death is everywhere inside the plant or facility. Not to mention the likelihood for damage and loss of your product and equipment. When it comes to safety and protection, a yellow line painted on the floor just doesn’t cut it.
Being mindful of pedestrian safety means protecting the people – employees – who move around the plant every day. Injury and death are of utmost concern in a manufacturing environment and being proactive when it comes to safety equipment and barriers should be at the top of the list for companies. Consider as well, the benefit of high-performance or high-speed doors to help keep traffic flow moving effectively.
An increase in mezzanines and elevated work platforms in recent years has created a need to protect elevated work areas – that can be as high as 30’ from the floor. Falls to a lower level are the second leading cause (source: National Safety Council Injury Facts, 2012 edition) of workplace fatalities and result in a median of 15 days (source: National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2011 edition) of missed work.
And, if your facility includes machine processes that present a safety hazard, effective containment, or machine guarding is a must. Just putting a physical barrier in place does not necessarily meet the need or comply with safety standards. Products that are engineered to provide easy access, and can withstand industrial-strength use while offering full-time protection are the way to go.