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Ways To Maintain Data Centre Employee Safety
It is critical to devote the time, money, and resources necessary to maintain safe data center processes and limit the risk of workplace injuries.
FREMONT, CA: Datacenter facilities house a company's most sensitive and mission-critical data, and as our modern world becomes increasingly reliant on mobile and internet data, their relevance grows. Existing data centers are expanding and upgrading their equipment to suit future needs, while new data centers are continually developing.
Maintaining a 24-hour runtime environment with efficient equipment is critical to a data center's success. However, keeping these two things isn't enough; the data center must also consider the data center's most important component: the workers.
It is critical to devote the time, money, and resources necessary to maintain safe data center processes and limit the risk of workplace injuries. Here are three suggestions from industry professionals in the fields of environment, health, and safety (EHS) for maintaining worker safety a top priority:
Engage the Right People Early
[vendor_logo_first]Pre-planning to meet EHS concerns while developing a data center is always preferable and considerably less expensive than retrofitting. While schedules are frequently short during data center construction or expansion, include operations and EHS management in the design and early launch of the facility to guarantee that the workers' EHS needs to get addressed.
Today, any data center will have to make costly improvements to comply with EHS laws that were not considered or addressed during the planning process. When any equipment or technique in a working environment changes, remember that safety is a vital management-of-change component.
Enhance Awareness of Potential Hazards
Maintain a list of potential safety dangers and update it if new equipment or procedures become available. For example, electrical risks and high voltage panels and equipment are two hazards that all workers should know: e
quipment loading and handling, both powered and manual.
Working in high-temperature environments.
Work in regions with a lot of machinery that makes a lot of noise.
Working from a great height.
Prioritize Safety Training
For the safety of the employees, go beyond the first training sessions and deliver updates regularly to enhance awareness and knowledge of prevalent hazards. Before being left to work independently, new staff must be thoroughly trained and escorted by skilled professionals. Every year, all employees working in the data center should take approved safety classes.Keep track of near-misses and events to disseminate lessons gained to all employees and hold everyone accountable for the safety of one another. Workers should feel like they are vital members of the EHS team if EHS personnel seek to promote an open and communicative safety culture.
Building a strong safety culture with EHS managers that reinforce safety and support for the individuals running such a critical aspect of the organization creates a unique work environment that attracts the best talent that all data centers require.
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