IN THE PAST, safety investments often meant a reduction in overall productivity or an increase in cost structure. However, modern technology has created new opportunities for facility managers to maintain or even increase productivity levels as the plant implements new safety protocols.
How maintenance impacts facility safety
Maintenance work can be dangerous, especially when assets fail in unexpected or catastrophic ways. In fact, a report from BLR (Business & Legal Resources) revealed that between 25 and 30 percent of workplace deaths in the manufacturing industry are related to maintenance activities. Shocks, burns and injury from moving parts are all common causes of fatal accidents.