Industrial workplaces are dangerous. Manufacturing facilities have machines with moving parts, dangerous tools, and ergonomic hazards. At construction worksites, falls, moving vehicles, and heavy materials are common. Warehouses experience a lot of forklifts traffic, lifting hazards, and even slip and fall risks. Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. With some preparation and planning, employers can identify the hazards in their facilities and take steps to reduce the risk of injuries, illnesses, and even fatalities. The first step to increasing safety is getting the information you need to get started.
You’ll find explanations of basic safety concepts, suggestions for mitigating hazards, and tips for making safety decisions and training employees. Browse the topics below or take a look at additional safety resources including free industrial safety guides and safety podcasts.