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Plant Engineering magazine conducted a study on its audience to gauge the trends in power, chemical, and industrial plant safety trends. Below are the top 7 trends that they have predicted based on the study results.
1. 70%+ of operations and senior management personnel consider themselves "very committed" to safety. There is an increase from 2013 in safety precautions from line workers as well.
2. 81% of plant management professionals, 74% of safey managers, and 68% of engineering personnel feel safe at work.
3. 98% of the study's respondents feel that their employees feel safe at work; 84% feel that productivity has increased because employees feel more safe at work.
4. The top three methods for enforcing safety in power plants were: safety audits, safety committee, and regular safety meetings.
5. On average, respondents had received 21 hours of job-related safety training, 12 hours of ergonomics training, and 14 hours of first-aid training.
6. Safety meetings are held monthly.
7. 89% measure their safety success based on OSHA recordables. 55% look at lowering their worker's compensation costs.
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