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3 Benefits Of A Manufacturing Safety Checklist (And Where To Get One)

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Workplace safety has always been a priority in the heavy manufacturing industry. But, sometimes, it’s hard to see the progress.

In 2019, the total cost of safety incidents at work was $171 billion. That comes out to about $1,100 per employee per year. And, similar to previous years, the manufacturing industry ranks third for on-the-job incidents, with an average of 400,000 non-fatal injuries a year.

As manufacturers bounce back from the 2020 global health crisis, business leaders are looking to do more to create safe and healthy workplaces.

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With a heavy manufacturing checklist in hand, companies are better prepared to:

  • Optimize their operations
  • Safeguard their busy workplace environments
  • Reduce factory floor risks for the most exposed workers
  • Build a culture of safety within their business

Curious about the benefits of having a heavy manufacturing safety checklist? Check out our top three below!

1. Quickly and Easily Share Workplace Protocols

In frontline-first industries, like manufacturing, businesses are still playing catch-up in adopting workplace collaboration technologies that reach their most essential employees. But, that is changing quickly as the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated the process of digitization for these industries.

In 2021, employee health and safety continue to be the focal point of workplace conversations – regardless of if they’re in the break room or the board room.

With a safety checklist, heavy manufacturers have what they need to develop a strategy for sharing important safety information to all employees. 

Some of their steps may include:

  • Providing regular workplace safety training and education
  • Adopting a mobile productivity tool to reach frontliners no matter where they are
  • Communicating with employees in their native language

2. Build A Safety-First Company Culture

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Businesses that succeed in creating safe work environments are the ones that empower their employees to champion safety protocols. That usually calls for a highly engaged workforce that wants to see their businesses operate to the highest safety standards possible.

By starting with a safety checklist, heavy manufacturers are building a company culture that prioritizes workplace safety. Some ways companies are fostering a culture of safety include:

  • Establishing a workplace safety committee with representatives from all levels – including the front line
  • Implementing company-wide safety campaigns
  • Requesting transparent feedback from frontline workers

The expense of poor workplace safety protocols is costly. But have no fear! Businesses can address these creeping costs with a safety checklist and better employee engagement.

A recent Gallup research study found that highly engaged organizations experience 70% fewer safety incidents at work.

Mobile collaboration and productivity platforms are one way heavy manufacturers are ramping up frontline employee engagement. With a mobile communication solution, a company can save an estimated $770,000 per 1,000 employees by:

  • Ensuring frontline employees are up-to-date on all critical company information
  • Providing instant access to necessary safety information directly on workers’ mobile devices
  • Sharing safety best practices across the entire organization
  • Recognizing employees that go above and beyond to maintain a safety-first workplace culture

Download our manufacturing safety checklist here!