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Factory Work Dangers Essay

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Some people work inside a factory and never think about the danger around them. They have worked for many years in the same place, and the motions and movements of the job have become 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 will have special safety equipment, and garments, which employees do have to use for his or her safety and protection. There are jobs that an employee may need special training or certifications to perform the job. Desa International Heating was once a thriving work place. Gas heaters are made here and there are many dangers on the inside. However, some areas or departments are more dangerous with stricter rules and regulations than others are and the paint department is the most dangerous. There are also some company rules that pertain to the paint department employees only, because of the type of work and the layout structure of the job. We will discuss the paint department operation concerning the hang on and take off stations.
First, there are two lines in the paint department at Desa. The beginning of the two lines is called the hang on stations. The hang on stations are extremely dangerous because of the handling raw metal heater parts. The raw metal can cut a person fast, and not realize they have been cut until the blood is seen. Employees that work these two stations have to wear double-layered arm guards and special type of rubberized gloves to hang the parts. Employees are supposed to move away from the line before removing their arm guards and gloves. On this particular day at Desa, this employee did not follow the rules and removed his or her safety equipment before leaving the line to go to the restroom, and suddenly the line jerked backward then forward and raw metal parts started falling off. Not thinking, this employee instinctually threw his or her arm up and is seriously cut several different places; this employee was off from work over five months, having two surgeries, and a very nasty scar.
One of Desa company rules pertaining to paint line employees only is no wearing jewelry. One may not see any danger about wearing jewelry; until one day, a Desa employee from another department came over during her break to visit. She started horse playing with the...

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