When a worker gets hazardous substances in the eyes or on the skin, seconds count. Make sure your workers can get to an eyewash station or safety shower quickly and know how to use it properly. A worker mixes chemicals incorrectly, and they explode in his face. Another drops a bottle, and the chemical splashes […]
Yesterday, we looked at the potential ergonomic pitfalls of lean manufacturing. Today, we look at the flip side: “non-value-added tasks.” What if you could reduce your manufacturing costs, improve productivity, and prevent ergonomic injuries all at once? Sound too good to be true? It may not be, according to Chris Shulenberger, Certified Professional Ergonomist with […]
“Don’t let your lean manufacturing become anorexic,” says Certified Professional Ergonomist Chris Shulenberger, M.S. Engr., and Technical Director for Ergonomics with Bureau Veritas North America. If you do, you’ll pay the price. Over the last decade, many manufacturers have embraced “lean manufacturing,” a strategy to eliminate wasted time, motion, and storage by streamlining production, altering […]
What are the most important steps you can take to eliminate injuries and reduce the costs associated with them? Keep reading for one expert’s top 10 workplace safety tips. Kellie Crete manages safety and loss prevention for Gowrie Group (http://www.gowrie.com), a New England-based insurance provider. She says doing these 10 things can help cut losses […]
These top 10 violations are the ones to watch. Are you in danger of breaking these standards at your workplace? Make sure your safety is OSHA compliant.