According to Global News, an industrial facility in Sarnia, Ontario has seen a dangerous explosion and fire. Four workers were injured and one was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He passed away soon after.
The explosion started a fire which seriously burned several workers. The explosion itself caused a partial collapse of the roof, which could have resulted in more fatalities had any workers been near the collapse. In this case, there is no good news. Whenever workers are injured, their lives are at stake. Whether it’s from faulty machinery or improper work site procedures, it’s imperative to be cautious around machinery and hazardous materials.
No reports as of yet have found the cause of this accident, though they have ruled out any chemicals or gas explosions. Though speculation points to faulty machinery being the origin of the explosion, an important question remains: could this tragedy have been prevented?
Innocent lives are lost every year to fatal workplace accidents. This is just an isolated case out of hundreds reported by OSHA annually. These tragedies, in this day and age, could be avoided with the proper tools and procedures. That’s exactly why Master Lock introduced Field iD.
Field iD is a customizable application that makes auditing and inspecting easier than ever. With this invaluable tool, you can keep your workers safer than ever before and prevent the most common workplace risks. With Field iD, supervisors and workers can manage and stay tuned to all the changes and inspections at the work site and beyond. Here are just a few ways Field iD can help you keep your workers safe and machinery running smoothly:
Scheduling tools: Keep track of your inspection and audit due-dates. Stay ahead and prepared for your inspections so you can pass on-time with flying colors.
Paperless Audits and Inspections: Field iD will keep your inspections organized with checklists and one-click audits. The paperless model allows for seamless knowledge at your fingertips so you can always stay ahead of faulty machinery, parts, and assets. With more detailed and efficient audits and inspections, you can expect a much safer and more informed work place.
Organize your assets: Whether it’s machinery or equipment, stay on top of all of your assets with Field iD. Assign assets to specific work sites and even workers and keep updated with the check-in/check-out functionality. Make sure that your workers have the right tools for the job.
Safety Scoring: Go above and beyond pass-fail with safety scoring. Keeping your operation in top shape with our automated sliders and scoring query is as easy as filling out a checklist. Customize your scoring to your work site needs and keep your jobs running smoothly.
Lockout/Tagout: Our software is an incredible lockout/tagout tool that reinforces safety procedures by giving you the power to author and assign tasks to staff. Keeping organized can be the biggest issue with lockout/tagout procedures, but our networked software makes it easier and safer. From assignment to review, our system is built robustly for those who want a safer workplace for their employees.
Remember that the workplace is as dangerous as the procedures are. Preventing risk while you are ahead is the best way to keep your employees safe at work. To learn more about Field iD from Master Lock, click here.