We live in a world where our communities, generations, and technology is constantly changing and as employers we have to find a way to stay on top of these changes in order to effectively operate a safe workplace. That’s why we here at Safety Solutions and Supply want to share a few tips with you.
- Focus on improving safety maturity- Safety maturity is improving safety culture, procedures, and processes, and use of technology to achieve higher productivity and safety. Start by assessing your own safety maturity and find the improvements needed to improve your goals.
- Security risk- Safety and security assessments should be implemented on all systems as part of a comprehensive risk management program. Professionals should work with IT to make sure asset risks are there to help protect intellectual property residing in industrial control systems.
- Improve collaboration- Taking a collaborative approach to safety is often key to critical business issues. Different departments are often divided and this division can often result in reduced safety and productivity. When collaboration initiatives are put into effect, a workplace will experience lower incident rates.
- Assess risk early- The design process is the perfect time to assess risk and change the design to minimize the risk. Then assess the risk again after the machine is in place.
- Design ergonomic machinery- Diverse workforces means that machinery must be adaptable. As our world continues to change, contemporary safety systems and machinery design techniques must be considered.
- Find alternative measures – Productivity does not need to be affected by safety. Alternative measures can help improve productivity by reducing Lockout/tagout downtime while still maintaining proper safety.
- Bring safety into a connected enterprise- Digital technologies are able to help safety professionals understand the workers behavior, machinery compliance, causes of safety shutdown, and safety trends. This will allow them to improve safety compliance.
- Make safety integral- Safety-rated inputs, logic and output devices to reduce risks, improve productivity and information should all be included in your control system.
Implement smart safety systems- Smart safety devices can help reduce your wiring, design, cost, and unscheduled downtime. Smart systems also help control machine access.
Build your safety expertise- Having staff on hand with expertise in current safety standards will help your business exceed safety protocols.
While this world is constantly changing, be sure to keep up with the proper safety measurements. If you have any additional questions or need any training services, feel free to visit us online Safety Solutions and Supply, or give us a call here at 866-537-2262