Air quality is a real concern in occupational hazards. Working in a production area that involves smoke, fumes, dust, and other airborne particles have its dangers, especially if you’re handling products that have toxic materials in them.
The best option to counter air quality problems at work is to use air filters and dust collection booths. This is only one of the ways on how you can avoid hazards at work.
Occupational hazards are ever-present in industrial facilities. It can happen anytime to you. It’s good to know that there are ways on how it can be prevented and avoided.
Follow the Law
Government agencies such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) have strict guidelines about worker and working environment safety. These agencies are authorized by the U.S. government according to the Clean Air Act of 1963.
You must abide by the guidelines that these agencies impose not only to ensure safety, but also to avoid fines and penalties. These consequences may have a negative impact on you, your business, and your workers’ productivity.
Wear Protective Gear
Protective gear minimizes your chance of being exposed to harmful substances at work. It also prevents injuries and illnesses caused by your work. Examples of common protective gear you can use in an industrial setting include gloves, full body suits, goggles, and hard hats.
Use Safety Equipment and Tools
A variety of industries involve welding, brazing, and cutting. These applications possess both safety and health hazards for workers. To combat the dangers of working with said processes, many industries use tools and equipment to protect the workers. You too can use safety equipment to ensure that you are safe against occupational dangers. This can significantly improve your workstations and facility.
Dust collector booths, for example, prevent the inhalation of harmful dust, fumes, and smoke. The booth acts as a containment unit for pollutants and airborne contaminants.
Whatever environment your workplace has, it needs to have the necessary safety gears, tools, and equipment. After all, one incident can lead to another, which can affect your productivity.