Industrial LightingJanuary 10, 2013 No Comments
Inadequate lighting contributes to many on-the-job accidents. One study shows that “accidents can be reduced about 20% by improving lighting conditions”. But how do you know if you have enough lighting for a specific task or area?
Before conducting your first lighting survey you will want to review the fundamentals of illumination. Here’s a link to an excellent industrial lighting reference – Lighting at Work.
Light meters are an indispensable instrument that all safety professionals should be familiar with. Consider purchasing a light meter for use when conducting plant inspections and accident investigations. Inexpensive light meters can be purchased that will allow you to measure lighting levels at your workplace.
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