Safety in Manufacturing: Learn the Top 5 Safety Manager Responsibilities & Never Take Safety for Granted!

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“As we continually publish about the importance of safety, Three Sixty Safety wants to remind those how important training and continual training are for workplace safety.”

How are you warning your employees of hazards?

Are you properly maintaining your equipment?

Have you developed policies and procedures if an injury occurs?

Are you providing refresher training every year?

Do you have an Occupational Health and Safety Management System?

In most manufacturers, employees generally face higher risks that your average job.  When someone is new to a facility they may not know all the risks associated with their current position.  Making sure your hazards are properly marked allows workers to know the dangers they face in that specific area.  Those signs can also show your customer that want to walk through your facility that your organization takes safety seriously.

Over time, wear and tear on the tools your employees use can eventually lead to an injury if not properly maintained.  Employees should not hesitate to ask their manager for properly maintained tools to do their job correctly.  It is your responsibility to protect your employees and if faulty tools cause an injury, the employee can’t be the one to blame.

Unfortunately, injuries happen and making certain employees have a process to follow when that happens is crucial to making sure it is handled correctly.  If an injury requires them to handle a smaller workload, that needs to be address before the injury takes a turn for the worse.  If an employee strains their shoulder and still handles a heavy workload, they might have to eventually get surgery to repair their shoulder.  Now the employee will be out even longer and you may experience lost time for their job function.

Please contact 586-778-9900 or jdmattes@threesixtysafety.com if you need assistance with your safety program or want to learn more about the value info of a health and safety management system.