OSHA: Piramal Glass USA did not provide fire-retardant clothing
October 15, 2015
A 34-year-old machine operator suffered third-degree burns on his legs and hands when molten glass bottles fell on the production floor and ignited oil residue that had leaked from the machines. The man had not been provided fire-retardant protective clothing, and the fire spread to his pant leg.
Safety as an industry is somewhat slow to adopt new technology. Years after the release of a popular smartphone app that streamlines jobsite inspection, it is almost a given that a site safety manager uses the app today. After my initial chuckles about the Apple Watch release, I started to think about wearable tech’s application for safety. Specifically, how could a wearable device, like the Apple Watch, impact worker safety?
There are four things you can do to protect your eyes from injury: Know the eye safety dangers at your work. Eliminate hazards before starting work by using machine guards, work screens or other engineering controls. Use proper eye protection. Keep your safety eyewear in good condition and have it replaced if it becomes damaged.
Hazards exist in every workplace in many different forms. Employees face many possible foot injuries from falling/rolling objects, crushing or penetrating materials, hot substances, corrosive or poisonous materials and electrical hazards to name a few.