Follow common sense summer safety tips to stay cool
Use PPE, stay hydrated and conduct a job site audit to ensure safe working conditions in the heat
Every cooling season, accident rates rise among facility staff and contractors.
“Even under the pressure of a cooling emergency, take time to plan ahead, especially for safety” said Bob Murphy, Trane safety leader. “No one goes to work expecting to get hurt. Safety is good for individual business and for practicing at customer sites. One of the most proactive things you could do before starting equipment repair or replacement is to ensure you have the right tools and personal safety equipment. “
Wearing the proper head protection for all conditions.
Conducting a job site audit for every new project to insure you will work in safe conditions.
Using a strong glove when working with metals. Lacerations and
Having what you need before starting a new project including:tools, equipment, approach boundaries, guards, barriers, PPE, knowledge, training or personnel.
Wearing proper eye protection. Nearly 70% of eye injuries occur from flying particles and can be prevented by wearing the right safety glasses.
Training your 5 + 1 senses to recognize hazards including: sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste and common sense.
Keeping yourself cool. Heat illness is indicated by
Notify others when you observe unsafe actions . Use the S.T.A.R.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.