Metal fabrication: Improving safety through work area layout and design

How to use work area layout and design to reduce or eliminate workplace health and safety risks in the metal fabrication industry.

Last updated

Jun 2015

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 467.19 kB

Document Length

4 pages

What it contains

Improving safety through layout and design in the metal fabrication industry covers many workplace factors, including work area layout. Creating a safe workstation or area depends on the worker’s task. This document outlines ways workplaces can improve safety by reviewing:

  • how to design for the best working zone (between the shoulders and knees)
  • how to think about height in designing the best working zone
  • how to consider the use of devices for the safe positioning of work pieces
  • how to consider safe work ventilation systems
  • how to consider and incorporate handling equipment to help workers move pieces
  • the safe storage and use of personal protective equipment