Safe work habits and a clean work environment are an integral part in creating a positive company culture. At Triad Machinery, we focus on providing a safe working environment for our employees (and customers). Below are 12 Shop Safety Guidelines All Personnel Should Always Follow.
- Safety glasses are required in shop area(s); never work without proper eye protection -always wear appropriate safety glasses or goggles when working especially around flying objects and around chemicals.
- Always wear safety shoes / boots.
- Ensure the shop is well ventilated and appropriate PPE is used when working with machines or operating machinery in the shop.
- Never Be Shy to ask for help or assistance – Always ask if you are unsure about the safe operations of equipment / machinery.
- Exercise common sense and clarify before starting work – if you are unsure of a job or task, check with your supervisor!
- Never Leave Your Work Area in Mess – Always clean up after yourself. Before you leave your work site, return all tools to the toolbox, and your work area picked up (hoses, cords, floor sweep, oil / greases). Place grease sweep on spilled oils, pick up sweep and properly dispose of.
- Never Remove Safety Guards – They are present for reason. Ensure that safety guards are in place on moving parts before you start working.
- Never Leave Broken or Damaged Tools or Equipment Unreported – Always inform your supervisor to remove from service and get it repaired. Make sure you tag the broken or damaged equipment and in-form your supervisor or shop manager to get it repaired before next use.
- Never adjust a machine when it is in operation. Make sure you use proper LOTO “lockout / tag out” procedures. Ensure power is off, equipment is properly locked out and safety devices are in place.
- Forklift operations (all lifting equipment) – only trained personnel are allowed to operate lift equipment (always wear a seat belt).
- When using crane for lifting – ensure load capacity to crane capacity, proper lifting device, keep others out of harm.
- TYT (take your time), the old saying “measure twice and cut once”, do it right the first time, do not waste time and materials!
Remember, a clean shop is a safe shop.