The manufacturing industry is expansive and encompasses everything from chemical manufacturing to food processing. As manufacturing involves many different workflows and companies, federal regulators frequently cite it as one of the most hazardous industries for employees.
OSHA's number one most frequently violated standard is fall protection. In the manufacturing industry, falls present a serious hazard for any workplace and as workers frequently work on ladders, raised equipment, and more. Another significant risk for employees in the manufacturing sector is heavy machinery hazards, such as machine guarding violations.
For example, if employees are not properly trained on how to operate heavy machinery, this may lead to an injury or death on the job. Other common safety hazard violations include confined spaces, lockout/tagout, electrical, respiratory protection and powered industrial trucks.
To learn more about how you can record, track, and prevent common hazards and violations in the manufacturing industry, contact IndustrySafe today!