As part of industrial maintenance, most workers will have had to conduct work inside control system panels. To troubleshoot problems, visual communication is not only required, but important to inform, remind, and warn. In control panel work, missing, incorrect or out-of-date labels can be a hazard.
Technology is assisting in reporting more detailed data than ever before. Businesses can utilize this data to grow their operations globally and to improve upon their quality management system. This allows more focus not only on their products and services, but the means to achieve it.
BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 25, 2018
A construction maintenance worker was inside a machine when it was powered on, which caused him to nearly be crushed to death. If proper safety controls had been in place, such as lockout/tagout, he would not have had to endure the anguish of losing full use of his arm, which changed his life.
BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 20, 2018
Growth and demand in the manufacturing industry shows no sign of slowing down. This rapid demand also increases the need for more workers, which are not easy to find, experts say. The pressures in manufacturing can sometimes add strain on safety programs.
Roofing work demand is high after storms on the East Coast. The roofing industry already is facing a worker shortage and companies are trying to keep pace with a growing list of roofing projects. When time is of the essence, roofing workers still must adhere to compliance and safety best practices.
Extracting minerals from the earth requires mighty labor. A lot of the processes in mining have changed in the past 30 years. There is great adventure and great dangers in mining. With new technology and governmental focus on safety, the canvass for industrial mining continues to evolve.
Several workplace chemical exposures have prompted OSHA to remind companies of proper respirator and ventilation policies. After an incident in New York, individuals urge OSHA to create a notification system for local first responders, fire departments, and others of chemicals in the area.
A government study found that most workers say they have not been trained on how to use a ladder safely. There are several steps workers should take before grabbing any ladder for a job. With proper communication, organization, and a safety mindset that is promoted from management on down.
For 30 years, there has been an increase in communication towers for 911 services, cell phones, electricity transmission, and more. There is a need for additional safety and communication for workers as technology on these giant towers change to include more high-tech data collecting.