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Industrial workplace hazards to avoid

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2022 | Workplace Injury |

People who work in an industrial setting need to ensure they’re taking proper safety precautions. Employers must provide the workers with the correct safety protocols and equipment to get the jobs done. Unfortunately, accidents do happen in the industrial setting.

Some workers in factories suffer from catastrophic injuries. These include brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as amputations. Having a safety plan in place is the only way to help workers get through each shift without an injury.

Chemical dangers

Many factories use chemical solutions and compounds. Even when those chemicals seem harmless, there are dangers from inhaling them constantly at work. Some chemicals also come with the risk of burning or damaging the skin, eyes or mucous membranes. Personal protective equipment can help to reduce the risk of this occurring. Workers should also have access to the materials safety data sheets for any chemicals they use so they can find out how to handle incidents involving those chemicals.

Moving equipment hazards

Factories usually have a lot of moving machines that help to get the job done. The moving parts pose a risk for workers. Clothing or body parts can be caught in these moving parts. That could lead to significant injuries that could end up being fatal if the person is crushed.

Industrial workers should turn to workers’ compensation to get medical care for on-the-job injuries. It should also cover a partial replacement of wages if the person is unable to return to work right away. Other benefits, such as vocational rehabilitation, might also be possible if the person won’t ever be able to return to their previous job.