3 Fast and Easy Ways to Improve Facility Safety

According to OSHA, an astounding 4383 workers were killed on the job in 2012. On average this equates to nearly 12 deaths every day. Of the top 10 most frequently cited safety violations, falls accounted for 36%.  The identification of physical hazards, such as hot pipes and toxic fluids, also impacts facility safety.  Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands has fast and economical solutions to help improve both slip and fall safety as well as help clearly color code hazardous areas.

Here are 3 simple ways you can improve facility safety using Rust-Oleum paints and coatings:

1.  Roll on an anti-slip floor coating.  Concrete Saver AS6500 System Anti-Slip Epoxy creates a slip resistant surface that can accept heavy traffic in only 24 hours. It’s a one part system that doesn’t require adding a special aggregate. Just apply with a phenolic roller cover to get a slip resistant texture for pedestrian traffic indoors and out.


2.  Highlight hazardous areas with safety colors.  Dangerous machine parts, physical hazards, or combustible materials should all be designated with appropriate safety colors so employees can exercise caution.Rust-Oleum High Performance Spray Paint and Alkyd Enamels in safety colors provide a long-lasting, color-rich finish that is not only highly visible, but also protects against corrosion, chipping, fading and peeling. View the OSHA Safety Color Code and ANSI Standards here.


3.  Restripe faded yellow walkway lines. Clearly marked pedestrian walkways in a manufacturing environment is essential. Often walkway lines become faded, dirty or simply wear away.Restripe walkways at the first sign of wear with Rust-Oleum High Performance Striping Paint.This time tested product withstands industrial environments, dries in only 10 minutes and results in bright, easy-to-see, well-defined lines. Use the Rust-Oleum Striping Machine for fast, precise application.