Did you know that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “Industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers experience rates of injuries and illnesses that are much higher than the national average”? Staying safe at work can be especially challenging for employees who regularly operate and maintain heavy machinery, lift equipment and parts, and climb up and down ladders. How can industrial workers and mechanics avoid occupational injuries?
Start With Awareness
An estimated 905,700 employees missed work in 2012 owing to occupational injuries or illnesses. Workers can dramatically reduce the likelihood of getting hurt at work by being aware of hazards and dangers in their work environment. For example, 3 million companies require lockout/tagout procedures, according to the El