Increasing safety in Texas manufacturing facilities

Depending on the type and size of a manufacturing facility, a safety manager can be a key component to the continued health and well-being of every employee. However, a safety manager is not the only way to improve standards and implement safety measures within a manufacturing facility. Texas employers bear the responsibility of preventing accidents and making all workplaces as reasonably safe as possible.

If you work in a manufacturing facility, plant, assembly location or factory, you are entitled to a workplace free from unnecessary risks and hazards. You may have an inherently risky job, but you are still entitled to safety and recovery in the event of an accident and injury in the workplace.

Important safety measures for every facility

Maintaining the highest level of safety is a step that every employer should take, regardless of whether there is a designated safety manager or not. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers can take the following steps to increase safety:

  • Clear workplace from all unnecessary hazards and threats to safety: This step can include close monitoring of all procedures that involve dangerous equipment, as well as ensure full compliance with safety standards.
  • Educate employees about safety: Employee compliance and safety education is a huge step toward instilling a culture of safety in any manufacturing facility. Essential safety equipment and training is also important.
  • Make safety a priority: Whether a facility has a safety manager or not, safety can be made a priority through training, monitoring and an overall emphasis on caution and safe work practices.

Due to the nature of manufacturing-related jobs, a work accident can have serious and devastating consequences. An accident could cause debilitating and expensive injuries in addition to causing a worker to miss time from the job. While safety is essential, accidents can still happen, and workers would be wise to know their options regarding workers' compensation benefits.

Were you hurt at work?

If you were hurt at work, you may have legitimate fears about your future and how you will ever recover from the medical bills that keep accumulating. Recovering from a work accident is never easy, but you do not have to deal with the complicated legal and financial aftermath alone.

No matter what caused your accident in a manufacturing facility, you have rights. You may seek legal assistance as soon as possible after your injury, securing guidance and experienced advocacy for the entire workers' compensation claims process.

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