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What risks do I face in the manufacturing industry?

As an employee in the manufacturing industry, you know that safety is of paramount importance when on the job. This is especially true for those Erie workers that face a number of unsafe conditions, some of which can result in significant injury or even death in extreme cases.

According to Plant Engineering, all manufacturing facilities must include the proper first aid supplies in the event that an accident occurs onsite. Comprehensive training of how to use these supplies during an emergency should also take place. Along with general items (such as bandages and antibiotic cream), site-specific first aid applications must also be available.

In many cases, machinery used for manufacturing can pose numerous risks on its own. While improper maintenance can heighten the chance of injury, even fully functional equipment may pose a threat if employees are not aware of possible risks. To this end, workers must be educated on how to utilize equipment and machinery. They should also be aware of proper handling of chemicals or other caustic substances, which can cause serious burns requiring immediate medical attention.

Routine inspections of machinery and equipment is another essential aspect of workplace safety. Workers can be trained on what to look for in the event that items become unstable. Professional assessments are also important. Having an experience technician look over a piece of equipment’s operational ability can go a long way towards preventing catastrophic failures from occurring.

Workers in the manufacturing industry can encounter a variety of unique risks on a daily basis. If you are injured during the course of work, contacting a worker’s compensation attorney will afford a better understanding of available options. 

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