National statistics report that within the meat packing industry, the rate for illness and injury are more than double the national average. Much of these hazards include working with dangerous heavy machinery, musculoskeletal disorders, harmful chemicals and high noise levels. To protect your workers from harm in this industry, follow these two tips:
Workers across the country are exposed to hazardous noise while at work. To avoid your workers suffering permanent hearing damage, implement barriers between the source of noise and employees, properly lubricate and maintain heavy machinery, and buy low-noise tools and equipment. Workers should also wear noise-canceling headphones when necessary.
To prevent amputation or injuries associated with working with moving parts, safeguards should be put in place to meet OSHA safety regulations.
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