Facility Safety: General Safety Procedures

Sentry Insurance Facility SafetyKeeping buildings, machinery and premises safe is essential to the success of printing facilities.

These common scenarios show typical safety hazards found in printing facilities:

• A painted concrete floor becomes very slippery around a recycling baler where paper dust is generated
• A customer walks from the parking lot and trips and falls on loose asphalt
• Racking is installed without being secured to the wall and floor. Damage to a corner post by a forklift causes the racking
   to tip and collapse.

These and other hazards may exist in your facility. By being diligent in preventing employee and customer injuries, as well as property damage, you will help minimize accidents and help to reduce your insurance costs. Follow these tips to help reduce risk of injury associated with facility safety:

General Safety Procedures

• Make housekeeping a daily priority
• Develop a written housekeeping policy to enhance production efficiency and build morale
• Establish procedures for proper removal and disposal of rags
• Secure racking to floors and walls to prevent tipping or collapse
• Establish a monthly safety self-inspection process throughout the facility
• Develop and implement a reporting process to identify defects in walking surfaces, including
concrete floors, mezzanines, catwalks and exterior areas
• Properly construct railings and keep them in place and in good repair

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