Workplace Safety

Cleaning. It’s not sexy, and when a component manufacturer (CM) is cranking out trusses, it’s difficult to switch focus and make sweeping and picking up scraps a priority. However, a few simple housekeeping steps can help bolster a CM’s bottom line, and that is sexy. This article will look at some of the most common areas of the production facility where cleaning can have a big impact and explore easy steps to make it part of a CM company’s culture.
Providing continual training and professional growth opportunities not only strengthens your workforce, it makes a huge difference in retaining your most valuable asset.
  • If you frequently or generally need to provide other instruction/training or everyday communication in Spanish, OSHA says you also need to provide your safety training in Spanish.
  • Several of SBCA’s component manufacturing, industry-specific programs are available in English and Spanish.
  • The beginning of the year is a great time to ensure your forklift drivers are up-to-date on their training.
  • For several years, OSHA has been pursuing more stringent regulations for the collection and disposal of “combustible dust,” including sawdust.
  • Hearing conservation is a very serious concern, and one that can affect the component manufacturing industry.
  • It is critical to reinforce basic saw safety techniques like wearing PPE, housekeeping and machine guarding regardless of skill level or experience.
  • Remember to have concentration and patience when operating any saw.
  • Take a proactive approach to preventing injuries by properly maintaining all saws.