Whether you are an employer or an employee, safety precautions must be ALWAYS be taken to prevent you and your colleagues from facing potential harm. Failure to do so, may result in undesirable outcomes that are sometimes fatal. Safety experts recommend that every workplace should have a Standard Operating Procedure, that every hired individual should be familiar with and best if it would be instilled in them as a second nature. Here are some scenarios that certain companies may encounter and here’s how you can go about doing the right thing.
Handling chemicals in a laboratory
Good, you got your lab coat on, a pair of gloves and wait… Is something missing here? Are you forgetting your pair of protective goggles? It is imperative that you protect your eyes from any physical contact from poisonous or harmful chemical vapors that were involuntarily released from its liquid form. Your only pair of eyes are very delicate, thus, it is only right that you shield it from harm.
Sparks created during metal works
This time things are serious, sparks are not flying because there is love in the air. You will have to use a welding mask to protect yourself while you weld metal parts together, as the process may generate extreme heat. Heat is not only the affecting factor, but the sparks are also bright. Hence, the part of the mask where you need to see through must contain a shade capability.
The health of your back, is the backbone of your job
How long can you last through intense physical work depends on varying factors that not only falls onto one’s technique. It is ideal that any business which needs to deal with heavy loads, invest in a machine such as a hydraulic lift table to give an extra mechanical helping hand to make everyone’s job easier and safer. Yes, you may feel alright to squat, bend or endure through minor strains and pain from lifting slightly heavy loads. But how would you fare if the weight increases and this continues in the long run?