Tuesday | January 23, 2018

Top 10 Plant Safety Tips from Astec Industries

From Astec

Here are some HMA plant safety tips from the researchers and engineers at Astec Industries to help your safety director with his next toolbox talk.

  1. Know what to do in an emergency. Make sure employees know exit routes and a predetermined assembly area in the event of an evacuation.
  2. Follow established rules, procedures and safety signs. Enforce rules through progressive discipline.
  3. Wear the appropriate PPE for the job/task.
  4. Handle hazardous material according to instructions. Read the label and MSDS for the substance you are working with. Know the hazards, PPE, safe handling procedures and emergency procedures.
  5. Operate equipment correctly. Only use equipment for which you have been trained and authorized use.
  6. Avoid taking safety risks. Never take shortcuts, ignore near misses or engage in horseplay.
  7. Remove, repair or report safety hazards right away.
  8. Report accidents promptly.
  9. Contribute to a safe work zone. Individual work areas should be kept neat and clean, and everyone should help keep common areas free from clutter and other housekeeping hazards.
  10. Take training seriously. Safety training will be an important and ongoing process.

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