Workers in the manufacturing industry must continually move raw, or finished goods in the course of producing safe and marketable commodities for sale to clients and businesses. Equipment that is vital to production must be properly maintained in order to remain on schedule and profitable. Improper handling of these materials and other essential tasks can cause overexertion, repetitive motions, strains/sprains, many of which can cause injuries. These risks can be controlled through safety training, the following of procedures and guidelines, and the use of safety equipment.
Product liability is yet another very serious matter that must be addressed. While most products are carefully examined and tested before they ever go to market, manufacturers will still turn out defective products that wind up in stores from time to time. While a few minor defects may not become a serious issue, anything that could result in danger to the general public, or that could result in health concerns or injuries, can present a real issue. Manufacturers must therefore rely on workers compensation insurance and liability coverage from a Santa Fe Insurance agency to address these concerns.
Employee and product safety go hand in hand
When preparing a new product to go to market, you should examine every aspect involved in the safe execution of the process. After all, you don’t want your employees to be at any risk, and you don’t want to produce a product that is deemed as “unsafe.” When you think about this product, do you think of all the implications that can arise from its use? Your primary focus should be on safety at all times, not on getting the product into the hands of the consumer. By doing so you’ll not only keep your brand name in the minds of the public, but you will also be successful as a business owner.
There will always be things that are out of your control, some of which that could result in property damage or injuries due to the products that you manufacture. That’s why the primary objective should be on protecting your employees, as well as your business and your assets. Liability insurance for products you manufacture, and workers comp for your employees are two key policies that should always be in place. Speak to an agent about any questions or concerns you have related to insurance products and services.