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The Most Important General Industry Safety Rules

There are a few general industry safety rules that everyone should be aware of. These rules are in place to keep you safe while you’re on the job, and it’s important to know and follow them. In this safety talk, we’ll go over these basic safety rules, as well as some tips for staying safe on the job.

  • In 2017, there were 4,609 fatalities reported in the private industry.
  • The most common accidents in industry include slips, trips and falls (38% of all accidents).
  • Of the fatal accidents that occurred in industry in 2017, 27% were from contact with objects and equipment.

Source: “Fatalities by Industry Sector | Bureau of Labor Statistics.” Fatalities by Industry Sector | Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 10 July 2018, www.bls.gov/iif/osh_fatalitiesbyindustrysector.htm

Why talk about general industry safety rules?

Industry safety rules are in place to keep employees safe while they’re on the job. Knowing and following these rules is essential for keeping yourself safe while you work. In this safety talk, we’ll go over the basics of industry safety, as well as some tips for staying safe on the job. By knowing and following these safety rules, you can help keep yourself safe while you work.

OSHA rules and regulations on general industry safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets industry safety regulations that all employees must follow. OSHA’s industry safety regulations are designed to keep employees safe while they’re on the job. In order to stay safe while working, it is important to know and follow OSHA’s industry safety regulations.

Some of OSHA’s most important industry safety regulations include:

  • Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safe work practices
  • Using lockout/tagout procedures
  • General safety rules

“General industry safety is of utmost importance in order to avoid potential hazards while on the job. By following OSHA’s rules and regulations, you can help keep yourself safe while working.”

Source: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3120.pdf

General industry safety hazards

There are many potential hazards that can occur in a general industry setting. Some of the most common hazards include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls. Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common hazards in a general industry setting. They can occur when you’re walking or when you’re working around machinery and equipment.
  • Moving machinery and equipment. To stay safe, make sure to stay away from moving parts and keep your hands and feet clear of them. Also, be aware of your surroundings and don’t walk around machinery that’s moving.
  • Chemical exposures. To stay safe, make sure to wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Also, be aware of your surroundings and don’t work with chemicals that you’re not familiar with.
  • Electricity exposures. Electrocution is a serious hazard that can occur when you’re working with electricity. To stay safe, always use the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when working with electricity. 
  • Noise exposures. Noise exposure is a hazard because it can damage your hearing. To stay safe, make sure to wear earplugs or earmuffs when you’re working in a noisy environment. Also, be aware of your surroundings and take breaks from the noise if you need to.

How to ensure general industry safety

There are a few general tips that can help ensure safety while working in a general industry setting. Some of these tips include:

  • Stay aware of your surroundings. Be aware of potential hazards and take precautions to avoid them.
  • Wear the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). To protect yourself from potential hazards, make sure to wear the proper PPE.
  • Follow the safety rules and regulations. To stay safe, make sure to follow all of the safety rules and regulations.
  • Take breaks if necessary. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a break to relax.
  • Stay calm and focused. When working in a hazardous environment, it’s important to stay calm and focused so that you can take precautions to stay safe.
  • Make sure your work area is clean. A good housekeeping routine can help prevent injuries. Slips, trips and falls, as well as sprains, strains and lacerations are all possible injuries. Keeping work areas clean can reduce injuries.
  • Make sure you use the right tool for the job. To accomplish a task, you should not use any tool or object that isn’t necessary. The wrong tool can cause injury to you or damage to your tool, which could lead to further injury.
  • Wear the appropriate PPE for your job. Injuries at work can be caused by the improper use or lack of PPE. Protecting yourself from hazards at work is your last line of defense. The injury you sustain if your PPE is not properly worn will be worse than if it was.
  • Never work with live equipment. It is dangerous to work on live equipment. Before you do any maintenance or repairs on equipment, make sure that you follow the proper lockout/tagout procedures.
  • Be sure to label and store chemicals correctly. Proper storage and labeling can result in property damage, injuries, or even death from fires, corrosion, among other things. OSHA issues many citations every year regarding hazards communication, so keep an eye on these. 
  • Notify other employees of hazards. Do not assume that your coworker is familiar with the hazards associated with a task. This is especially true if the task is new. Make sure to notify others about any changes in work plans and conditions.
  • If hazards are present, stop working. To ensure safety, you should always stop work and take the necessary steps to address hazards.

Questions to employees

  • What are the industry safety rules?
  • What is the purpose of personal protective equipment (PPE)?
  • When is it appropriate to use lockout/tagout procedures?
  • What are some potential hazards in a general industry setting?
  • How can you stay calm and focused when working in a hazardous environment?
  • Why is it important to follow the safety rules and regulations?

Promote general industry safety with this email template

Hi everyone,

As safety manager, one of my top priorities is to ensure that everyone here follows all the general industry safety rules. These rules are in place to protect us from potential hazards, and it is vitally important that we follow them.

Some of the most important safety rules to remember include:

– Stay aware of your surroundings and hazards in your area

– Use the right tools for the job

– Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary

– Follow all safety rules and regulations

– Take breaks if needed

These are just a few of the many general industry safety rules that we need to follow. For more information on industry specific safety rules, please consult your supervisor. We want everyone to be safe while working, so please make sure to follow these basic safety guidelines.

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Conclusion

General industry safety rules are in place to protect employees from potential hazards. It is vitally important that everyone follows these rules to ensure a safe work environment. Some of the most important safety rules include staying aware of your surroundings, using the right tools for the job, wearing personal protective equipment when necessary, and following all safety rules and regulations. Make sure to consult your supervisor for more information on industry-specific safety rules.

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