How to prevent occupational accidents at industries

How to prevent occupational accidents at industries

Occupational accidents are one of the evils that most industrial companies want to eradicate.

A study from Dräger concludes that 80 percent of the occupational accidents that occur today are the result of human errors that are completely avoidable. Dräger is a company that has been providing safety solutions for more than 100 years.

Types of occupational accidents at industries

Firstly, it is necessary to identify which accidents occur most frequently in an industrial facility. Accidents produced by leaks or spills of liquids are the most repeated ones. In most of cases, they end up leading to fires and the transmission of flammable gases. In fact, gas leaks are another of the most common problems, which usually end up producing different types of explosions.

Secondly, thermal accidents can also occur in some type of facilities where high temperature materials are used. The consequences are also fires or, on a personal level, body burns of different degrees. Mechanics, for their part, can cause explosions or material damage due to falling objects, hits or personal falls when working at heights.

Finally, electrical accidents may cause explosions, due to human contact with wiring, sparks or burns of different degrees depending on the circuit voltage. Therefore, it is important to take extreme precaution.

How to prevent accidents in any type of industry

When planning the prevention of possible occupational accidents, it is important to identify the possible risks for each job task carried out in our facilities. Once each of them has been identified, prevention mechanisms and protocols can be implemented.

For example, when working with toxic agents, it is imperative that as few workers as possible are involved. In the industrial facility, it is also important to include signs in the areas of maximum risk to remind employees of the possible dangers.

In this sense, it is essential to train the workers so they comply with the protocols for the prevention of occupational risks and are cautious with those tasks that may endanger their physical integrity. All these measures must be taught and trained through different training programs in a completely personalized way.

Hygiene measures are also crucial when working with biological or toxic agents. Therefore, disinfection processes must be done before and after contact with each of these agents. Besides, health checks will be made to the workers on a regular basis, as well as inspections to the different mechanisms to ensure that everything works correctly.

Therefore, correct prevention of occupational and greater safety for all workers will be achieved.