Training Thursday:

Choosing respiratory protective equipment, dangerous substances, personal protective equipment and safety in manufacturing

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

Do you perform Job Safety Analysis’?

Are you wearing safety glasses at your facility?

Are you seeing a trend of common injuries?

What other PPE is needed for employees to perform their job safely?

Do you have an Occupational Health and Safety Management System?

When working in the manufacturing industry, PPE is the most important component to keeping your employees safe.  Having the proper PPE can be the difference between life and death for an employee.  Assuring they are protected confirms your organization considers safety as a top priority.

Despite pushback from some employees, safety glasses should be worn on the floor in every facility.  Even if the job they perform specifically doesn’t have a high risk of eye injury, there are usually machines on the facility floor that do.  All it takes is them walking over to another workstation to speak with another employee to put themselves at risk.  Eye injuries can result from many different ways.  Metal shards could come out of a machine and blind someone for life.  Someone might accidentally misread the direction the nozzle on a spray can and spray themselves in the eye.  Depending on your industry, dust particles may also become airborne and impact eye and respiratory injuries.  Identifying the correct respiratory equipment is also extremely important for those exposed to airborne chemicals. 

The article references safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high visibility clothing and protective footwear.  By performing job safety analysis’, manufacturers can quickly determine if they need to add additional PPE for specific employees.

If you are not sure what the proper PPE for your employees should be wearing, Three Sixty Safety is here to help.  We’ve helped implement proper PPE in facilities through the US and have seen a decrease in injuries related to those additions.

Please contact 586-778-9900 or if you need assistance addressing your PPE requirements or want to learn more about the value info of a health and safety management system.