Whether you’re building a pipeline or working at one, the fact remains that oil and gas pipelines are dangerous places to work. The oil and gas industry as a whole is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States.
Assuming it’s true that knowledge is power, the best thing that any manufacturing or construction company can do to ensure a safe work environment is by providing top-notch safety training to all employees. The catch is that it’s easier said than done to provide employees with effective work safety training. There can be a right and wrong way to instruct workers on proper workplace safety.
These days, sustainability is more than a buzzword. It’s a sign of corporate social responsibility. Consumers of today are no longer willing to ignore corporate sustainability – in fact, they demand to know how companies are taking steps to protect the environment in their work.
There’s no question that companies in the manufacturing industry put great emphasis on the health and occupational safety of their workers. However, in an industry where the work can be dangerous and there are always risks, it’s always possible to do more.
What goes into a great facility safety plan?
What makes an organization a safety superstar? A strong EHS team? Good safety policies? Outstanding employees?
If you think running your warehousing business is hard, think about what it’s like for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They’re tasked with making sure every worker in the country, warehouse or otherwise, is as safe as possible. It’s a tough job, and one that can cause a lot of sleepless nights.
Safety in the workplace requires strong policies, observant workers, and knowledgeable management. It also requires the right tools and equipment to supplement these policies and to enable better protections for workers and management alike.
Remember when we lived in a world where people just went out and did things? When it was no big deal to walk up to a colleague and have a chat? When we didn’t constantly think about masks and touching surfaces?