You know your particular industry better than anyone, so use that knowledge to create a workplace ideal for the safety of your employees. Consider carefully the placement of conveyor belts, stations in which employees will be standing, walking lanes, lifts, shelving, vehicles, benches, and other items essential to your operation. Are there potentially overcrowded areas, or elements of your operation that could be problematic in close proximity to each other? Can the use of proper floor markings
be implemented to help organize pallets, forklift traffic, and machinery?
In addition to organization, your workspace should be kept clean. Sawdust, shavings, water, or other liquids are slips waiting to happen. This also goes for trash and stray materials, which present tripping hazards when left laying around. Most people reading this likely already have their workspace setup, but it’s still worth taking the time to re-evaluate your workspace with these things in mind.