Construction is an industry surrounded with the potential for injury. According to OSHA statistics, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.
The many injuries and fatalities in construction can be reduced by making sure the machinery and surrounding area is labeled correctly and appropriately.
Potential construction hazards include:
1. Falls (from heights)
2. Trench collapse
3. Scaffold collapse
4. Electric shock and arc flash/arc blast
5. Failure to use proper personal protective equipment
6. Repetitive motion injuries
7. Not understanding the signage
In order to prevent injuries, equipment manufacturers as well as construction sites that contain hazards should make sure to label appropriately to prevent injuries and fatalities. As a manufacturer, it is important to find a label manufacturer that can meet those needs by providing labels that will last, maintain their color and meet the necessary specifications.
While selecting a label manufacturer, it is important to select one that not only provides a label that is durable and will maintain its colors, but with a label that is accompanied with a process that will enable a more efficient and safe enviroment for the equipment manufacturing floor as well.
Things to keep in mind when selecting a durable label manufacturer include a supplier that can help:
1. Reduce inventory cost and space required
2. Eliminate obsolescence
3. Facilitate model updates and changes
4. Enhance efficiency during manufacturing
5. Reduce labor and associated costs
6. Save money
Construction labels are important to not only those working with the equipment, but anyone who may be in the vicinity of the construction area. Durable labels that will last and that effectively inform can help to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities. Selecting the right label manufacturer can also help to make the construction equipment manufacturer a more efficient and safe operation.