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Floor markings can increase workplace safety

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

New Jersey businesses can improve worker safety and productivity simply and cost-effectively by the use of floor markings. Floor markings can provide workers with important information about the locations of tools, work spaces and safety equipment. They can aslo improve the facility’s emergency procedures and strengthen safety levels for the facility overall. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published recommended color codes for floor markings and other notices.

A company’s emergency action plan can be improved by the use of floor markings, which can indicate pathways for emergencies like natural disasters, chemical spills and fires. Glow in the dark tape can be used so workers can see floor markings even in darkness. Markings can be utilized to prevent workers and others from blocking emergency equipment like fire extinguishers and first aid installations by cordoning off the areas around them. Some of these markings may be required by the state’s building codes.

Anything that could be made safer with increased visibility might be helped with floor markings. Fluorescent tapes may be used to highlight hazardous ramps, loading docks or beams, for example. Areas where worker accidents or errors often occur may be improved with the use of floor markings. Footprints or lines might be used to keep workers out of each other’s way, alleviating bottlenecks and making worker injury less likely.Employers in New Jersey are required to provide employees with a safe environment in which to work. This may mean complying with OSHA regulations or making other improvements or accommodations.

People who are injured at work often need extensive medical care and treatment. They are generally entitled to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, and they might want to have legal assistance when doing so.