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Factory Work Dangers Essay

1294 words - 6 pages

Some people work inside a factory and never think about the danger around them. They have worked for many years in the same place; the motion/movement of the job becomes as natural as walking or talking. In most factories, accidents happen because of not following the rules and regulations, and horseplay. Some jobs within a factory may and will have special safety equipment, and garments, which employees do have to use for his or her own safety and protection. There are jobs that an employee may need special training or certifications to perform the job. Desa International Heating once a thriving work place, which made gas heaters, and there were many dangers on the inside. Some areas/departments were more dangerous with stricter rules and regulations than others were; the paint department being the most dangerous of all. There were also some company rules that pertained to the paint department employees only, because of the type of work and the layout structure of doing the job. We will discuss the paint department operation from beginning to end and the dangers.
First, the paint line is a huge chain link belt that is hanging from the ceiling and has long metal rods with hooks on the end to hang parts on. There are four workstations, two hang on, and two take off. The hang stations are extremely dangerous because of handling raw metal parts, which will cut you faster than a razor. People that worked these two stations had to wear double-layered arm guards and special type rubberized gloves to hang the parts. The arm guards were to help prevent cuts, the gloves were to help prevent cuts, and to help keep the part from slipping because they were extremely oily and if properly performing the job did work. Employees were supposed to move away from the line before removing their arm guards and gloves. On this particular day this person did not follow the rules and removed their safety equipment to go to the restroom, when suddenly the line jerked backward then forward and parts starting falling off. Not thinking this person threw their arm up and the result being seriously cut; was off from work over five months, having two surgery’s, and a very nasty scare. Now one of the company rules that pertained to the paint department employees only was no wearing jewelry of any kind. The women complained about that, especially not allowed wearing earrings, no one really saw any danger in wearing earrings. One of the paint line employees daughter worked in another department and came over to visit during her break one and got to horse playing a little and too close to the line when all the sudden her earring was caught by a hook and ripped through her ear. One can be sure that hurt, not as serious as could have been, not following rules mixed with horseplay caused this accident. Female employees in the paint department stopped complaining after this incident.
Secondly, now that parts are hanging on the line, they will go into the washer and dryer....

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