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3 Tips For Improving Safety In Industrial Environments

Posted by: Standard Safety Equipment
Nov 2017

The natural gas and oil industry employs roughly 2.6 million Americans. Across the U.S., these employees operate heavy machinery, deal with toxic chemicals, and perform what can become extremely difficult and dangerous tasks at any given time. Because of all the dangers involved with these industries, it's essential that businesses spend a significant amount of time, money, and energy improving the safety conditions within these industrial environments. 

Here are some of the best ways to guarantee workplace safety in dangerous industrial environments: 

Continuous safety training
It's up to you as the business owner to make sure your employees are not only getting sufficient workplace safety training but are getting this training on a consistent basis. Select a reasonable amount of training hours an employee must get each year and stick to that number -- no matter what. If an employee is skipping out on these workplace safety training programs, they're putting their safety and the safety of others in jeopardy. Offer refresher courses for experienced workers and thorough initial classes for new employees. 

Using high quality industrial chemical protective equipment
If you're not stocking your industrial business with quality industrial chemical protective equipment, you're running the risk of seriously harming your employees. Without proper eye and face protection, in addition to chemical protective garments for the body, there could be severe injuries and potential fatalities at your place of work. The only way to ensure a safe workplace is to provide each and every worker with sufficient industrial chemical protective equipment and acid gear. 

Ensure proper maintenance
Keeping all of your machinery, equipment, and structures inside the industrial work space is essential, too. If any item onsite is not satisfactory, you and every employee there will be at risk of being seriously injured. Do daily safety checks on virtually every piece or equipment on the premises. 

Keep in mind that no single safety item can guarantee 100% safety at an industrial workplace. The best way to get as close as possible to total safety is to stay on top of maintenance, training, and equipment needs. Contact Standard Safety today if you want to learn more.