Manufacturers and the Need for Insurance in Albuquerque
November 9, 2016
Exposure to dangers and risks associated with work performed in a manufacturing plant can be greatly reduced by following safety procedures. Operators must be properly trained to use tools and also know the types of dangers associated with this type of work and take proper precautions to avoid or prevent accidents from occurring. Manufacturers need to be properly insured to deal with claims arising from everything, from personal injury, to any defects that cause injuries as a result of the proper use of their products.
Since different machines provide different functions each has its own safety issues and therefore safety precautions for each may vary. Gears, pulleys, belts, and couplings, and other revolving or reciprocating parts should be inspected regularly to ensure they are in good working order.
General safety precautions should be adhered to
Make sure that staff do not operate any machine without proper lighting and never attempt to operate any machine until they fully understand how it works and what steps should be taken in the event of an emergency. Loose or torn clothing should not be permitted and long hair secured, since these items can become caught in revolving machine parts. Ties should be removed and shirtsleeves should be rolled up.
Workers should always wear safety glasses or goggles while operating machines. All persons in the area where power tools are being operated should also wear safety eye protection and respirators as needed. Never allow the operation of any machine by employees under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any medication that may cause drowsiness.
Safety measures must be followed
Rings, watches, or bracelets can get caught in a revolving part, resulting in a hand getting pulled into the machine. Don’t allow horseplay at work since an accidental slip or fall may cause a serious injury. Never allow the placement of tools or other materials on the machine table as cluttering up a machine with tools or materials creates unsafe working conditions.
All products coming off the assembly line should be inspected and tested to ensure they meet quality standards. Manufacturers provide our nation with a wealth of goods and products and Insurance in Albuquerque is available to meet all of your coverage needs.