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Tips for Avoiding Industrial Workplace Injuries in Pennsylvania

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Industrial workers, on average, have to work in more dangerous environments than most other fields. The likelihood of a worker being involved or witnessing an industrial accident that can result in severe injury or even death is high, which is why every effort should be made to make workplaces safer by creating safety guidelines and following common sense standards. If you are an industrial worker, and you are concerned about your safety and the safety of your coworkers, here are a few simple tips to make your workplace safer:

Keep Floors Clear and Clean

In the heavy industrial field, injuries can occur if areas are not kept clean and free from clutter. Slip and falls are among the most common industrial accidents. Slipping on slick floors can result in back, shoulder, or neck injuries or damage to other parts of the body. This can potentially lead to a lifetime of pain and the inability to live a fulfilling life. Such injuries are easily avoidable by cleaning up messes as soon as they happen. Be sure to encourage your workplace to keep cleaning equipment in all sectors of your workplace so that such messes do not accumulate. 

Clean Up Dust

Many industrial environments include materials that create a great amount of dust when used, such as cement, brick, and many types of metals. The long-term effect of working in an area with heavy dust is potentially permanent damage to the lungs. To avoid this, be sure to wear dust masks and perform regular cleaning of your work area. Industrial-grade vacuums have been found to be particularly useful at preventing dust accumulation.

Prevent Fire Hazards

Industrial workers regularly have to work with flammable or combustible material or equipment. If the proper procedures are not followed when using or storing these items, this can lead to fires in the workplace that can result in burn injuries or damage to the nearby environment. The recent fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was caused in part because flammable equipment used in its restoration was not correctly stored after use. To avoid damage or injury, speak with your coworkers and your managers to make sure that everyone is following the appropriate safety regulations.

Contact an Allegheny County Industrial Accident Attorney

There are many ways for a company to be proactive and prevent industrial accidents. Unfortunately, not every workplace or employer follows the simple safety methods mentioned above. If you have been injured while working in an industrial workplace, you may be entitled to compensation. To determine liability for your accident, contact the knowledgeable Pittsburgh industrial accident lawyers at Colianni & Colianni, LLC. For a free consultation, contact us at 412-942-0007.

Sources:

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/12470-tips-for-effective-workplace-housekeeping

https://safety.lovetoknow.com/Safety_Rules_in_the_Workplace

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