In my experience these are the three prime causes for accidents and injuries in our manufacturing plants.
- Failure to wear personal protective equipment.
- Unauthorized use of tools, machinery or vehicles.
- Failure to lockout/tagout when performing non routine work on equipment.
While it is personal responsibility to wear personal protective equipment, use only tools and equipment for which one has been trained and authorized, and to avoid hazards by not performing work on operating equipment, it is nevertheless management’s responsibility to assure that workers comply.
What have you done this week to make certain that your employees know that they are accountable for their personal safety?
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