ANSI (American National Safety Institute) sets standards for U.S. businesses to help ensure safety and quality to customers and employees while growing the global economy. These standards, along with manufacturer and OSHA guidelines can help avoid an injury, violation, citation or even fatality.
Common safety violations include:
- Lack of fall protection
- Tipping over
- Crushing an pinching
- Unstable surfaces
Slippery walking surfaces can also lead to falls from great heights. In order to prevent these types of accidents a slip resistant work surface will give operators extra protection. Slip resistant products such as SlipNOT® can be retrofitted over unsafe surfaces or built into new construction platforms. SlipNOT® Grip Plate® for example will create an even, stable and slip resistant surface to avoid trips and falls. SlipNOT® aerial platforms are available cut to size and can be easily welded on top of existing metal structures or bolted down.
Camplin, Jeffrey. “Following Lift Safety Guidelines Avoids Accidents, Citations”. Facilitiesnet.com June2009. http://www.facilitiesnet.com/materialhandling/article/Following-Lift-Safety-Guidelines-Avoids-Accidents-Citations–10889