Industrial Employers, Will You Pass Safety Inspections?

Written by News Channel 2 on January 8, 2014. Posted in Cable gland catalogue, Colored zip ties, Pvc plugs

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Are you prepared for safety inspections? A single safety violation may result in a citation — or citations — from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). One citation can set companies back anywhere from $5,000 to $500,000. Moreover, workers’ compensation claims and lawsuits can devastate budgets and threaten companies’ futures.

Managers of high-risks jobs, such as industrial operations and maintenance, need to be especially mindful and careful. What are the best ways to avoid costly worker injuries and illnesses in dangerous environments?

Eliminate Electrical and Fire Hazards

The Electrical Safety Foundation International states it plainly, “Approximately 62% of an estimated 32,807 nonfatal electrical injuries occurring between 1992 and 1998 were classified as electric shock and 38% as electric burn.” Avoiding the costly ramifications of endangering employees depends on simple products and safety practices. Here are some essential safety tools:

  • Rubber grommets. Employers and employees can use heavy-duty rubber grommets to keep cables and wires away from sharp metal parts. Most grommets are circular, and industrial-strength grommets resist heat and high pressures. Grommets prevent wire damage and wear, dramatically reducing the likelihood of electrical fires and accidents.
  • Cable ties. Similarly, workers can use cable ties to fasten and organize electrical wiring. Cable ties fasten wires together with a series of teeth and a pawl. Stainless steel cable ties are flame-resistant and ideal for use in high-temperature environments.
  • Concealed hinges and lift off hinges. In high-risk environments, such as industrial manufacturing settings, it is critical to maintain clear pathways and doorways in the event of a fire. Concealed hinges allow doors to swing closer to the frame, giving workers a wider pathway. Lift off hinges may also be used in certain circumstances. Workers and employees can easily remove these doors from hinges for greater accessibility.

Keeping workers safe, and protecting company assets, depends on eliminating dangerous electrical and fire hazards. Employees can install grommets and cable ties to prevent wire damage and electrical hazards; employers should also make certain that doorways remain accessible and clear.
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