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 2013 was $206 Billion (National Safety Council) exceeds the combined profits reported by the 16 largest Fortune 500 companies, the payoff of adding proper safety barriers is obvious.
OSHA 1910.28 requires fall protection on a walking-working surface that is 4 feet or more above a lower level. Guardrails systems satisfy this requirement. Rite-Hite's industrial pedestrian barriers and mezzanine safety gates will help you comply with OSHA's fall protection requirements and help keep your people safe.
OSHA also 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. The SpanGuard Safety Barrier is a lightweight, retractable and highly visible barrier that helps you define and separate work zones with ultimate flexibility to be removed, stored, or relocated. Or when heavy-duty permanent protection is needed, the GuardRite Steel is the way to go.
Blind corners are danger zones. Help protect blind corners and busy intersections shared by 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.
Rite-Hite has a full line of safety barriers each with impact ratings to help you select the right barrier for the right application. 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.