Safety conditions vary according to the type or type of industry. In order to know the safety requirements in a plant, it is first necessary to determine the type of industry.
Once the company’s industry is known, it is possible to determine the risk factors and the most important points to review within the daily work routine.
Each area presents different types of risk and, therefore, different types of safety conditions; these conditions refer to the physical improvements that the plant must have and the changes in the routine and actions of employees in front of their tasks.
In Think Safety Solutions we have the ability to know all the occupational health and safety conditions for each industry, therefore, we are able to advise in this area to any type of industry.
But, as the industries we have today are so many, today we want to share with you only the safety features of some of them.
The main sense of industrial health and safety is to keep all workers in the company safe from harm and illness. To achieve this, the construction company must ensure that certain safety criteria are met, such as:
Training and education of personnel regarding risk prevention measures, proper use of materials, work tools and heavy machinery.
Commodities for personnel, including restrooms, dressing rooms, potable water for human consumption, cleanliness of common areas, lighting, and good ventilation of all work areas.
All this contributes to the good health of the human capital and their concentration to avoid risks. Preventive measures include signage and safety fences to avoid the risk of people falling. Management of materials stored safely, preventing the fall of heavy objects or materials.
Fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers in strategic locations. Knowledge of safety mechanisms such as helmets, gloves, boots, masks, glasses, etc. Medical insurance for all personnel covering emergencies and illnesses.
This is an area of the industry that demands a lot of effort from human personnel; mining workers are exposed to great risks within the exploitation of the mine ranging from overexposure to the sun to polluting gases inside the mine.
The risks within the mining industry vary according to the position and the position developed within the mine; some have to do with viruses and bacteria found inside the mines, others with the use of machines, type of exploration of the mines, excessive noise among others.
To avoid these risks, the occupational health and safety department must implement efficient measures to make workers comply with the use of their safety equipment.
In a mine, workers must have helmets, gloves, flashlights, masks that help them breathe, glasses, boots and earplugs.
There must also be an emergency exit route that is signposted and known to the personnel. It is important that each worker be trained in the use and prevention of accidents with work machines.
Finally, drinking water must be supplied to personnel, and its proper storage must be ensured so that it is not contaminated by mine waste.
Any risk or human error in an industry as delicate as oil and gas can be fatal. The risks in this type of industry are to the life of the workers, therefore the safety and prevention of such risks is more important than ever.
In this type of industry there is usually a solid health and safety system in place to avoid any type of accidents and this safety starts with the physical facilities and their effectiveness.
An oil or gas plant must be made with all the conditions to make optimal extraction and refining of the material, i.e., it must have the participation of certified brands that guarantee the proper operation and maintenance of all plant equipment.
On the other hand, the staff must have the necessary training to maintain and supervise the machinery and have the required safety uniform to perform their daily tasks, including protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, glasses, and boots.
They must also have a safe, clean and comfortable environment in which to change, eat and hydrate. As well as having a strategy with emergency exits and specific actions in case of accidents, fires or unforeseen events.
This is a summary of how industrial health and safety tasks vary in each area, and the importance of applying them in your company.
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