Pedestrian Safety in the Industrial Facility

Pedestrian Safety in the Industrial Facility

Your warehouse can be a dangerous place. When it comes to protecting people on a daily basis, a yellow line painted on the floor does not stop accidents from happening. The whole plant or warehouse is a workplace, and even the most automated conveyor system needs safe access. The safety department, the training department and plant layout need to be involved. Separating and defining work areas and walkways as well as providing drop-off protection for interior loading and rail docks has long been a challenge in industrial plants and facilities. Conducting a pedestrian safety assessment can reveal all areas that need improvement.

The Cost of Inadequate Protection. When you consider that the cost of work injuries in 2006 was $164.7 Billion, exceeding the combined profits reported by the 11 largest fortune 500 companies that year (source OSHA), the payoff of adding proper safety barriers is obvious.  OSHA requires that permanent aisles and passageways be free from obstructions and appropriately marked where mechanical handling equipment is used. [29 CFR 1910.176(a)]*

Any location where you are trying to separate people and equipment calls for a physical barrier protection system. Rite-Hite designs safety barriers with one thing in mind-- to protect your employees and equipment in any environment.

Blind corners are danger zones. Help protect pedestrians and material handling equipment with the Safe-T-Signal®. This ceiling-mounted warning system alerts workers when traffic is approaching from other directions using LED lights with red stop signs (octagon) and amber yield signs (triangle). A high-intensity blue LED signal also projects on the floor of the intersection. 

The SpanGuard Safety Barrier is a lightweight, high visibility barrier that helps define and separate work spaces with ultimate flexibility to be removed, stored, or relocated. GuardRite barriers come in several different applications to suit the need. When easy access is needed, such as personnel regularly going in and out of a secured area, the Safe-T-Gate Vertical is designed to do just that. Or when heavy-duty protection is needed, the GuardRite Steel is the way to go.

Your local Rite-Hite representative is trained to review the layout of your facility and recommend solutions that will help protect your people, product and equipment.

*In the U.S. 

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