Elevator repair is a job that requires serious patience and skill. And, since elevator repair workers are working on large machinery from heights, they can be at serious risk for injury if they do not take the proper precautions. Below are a few safety tips elevator repair workers can use to remain safe on the job.
Wear Safety Equipment
Elevator repair often requires workers to work from heights. In these conditions, it’s important to wear hard hats, non-slip boots, and (when appropriate) a harness. All equipment should be thoroughly inspected and up-to-code.
Follow Proper Electrical Procedures
Working on an elevator will usually require some kind of electrical work. When working with electricity, it’s important to follow proper electricity procedures. This includes knowing which wires do what, how to use all controls, and understanding whether or not the power needs to be shut down before maintenance is started.
Below are some of the injures most often associated with elevator repair:
Shock: Working with elevators often includes wiring, which puts workers at risk for electric shock.
Back Injuries: The job often involves heavy lifting, which can lead to back injuries if proper ergonomics are not used.
Falls From Heights: Elevator repair often calls for workers to work from ladders, harnesses, and scaffolds. This puts workers at serious risk for falling from heights.
If you work in the elevator repair field and have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania, you may be entitled to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation benefits. Do not miss out on what you are entitled to. If you live in the Harrisburg, York, or Lancaster area, contact PAWorkersCompHelpNow at (717) 234-2402 or send us a message.
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