Safety at work – a crucial issue
In tanneries and in leather industry in general safety is a crucial issue, and much has been done in this sense to ensure safer working environment and conditions.
In tanning and leather industries, as you might already know, various chemical products and substances are used, and also for this reason some people might think that the working conditions in this sector are not totally safe. However, we could claim that this is a sort of “misbelief”, in the sense that nowadays leather companies are more and more engaged in providing safe and agreeable conditions for the people who are employed in this sector. Moreover, many leather chemical manufacturers – like Veco – create and launch “green” products that do not damage the environment and are safe also for the people who are in contact with these substances as part of their work.
Effort made by leather chemical manufacturers and tanneries
In addition to green products, there are also other details that make a working environment a safe one. Industrial hygiene, for example, is something that needs to be held as very important in this sector, and to ensure a high level of hygiene each leather company needs to be equipped with specific machines and respect specific regulations.
Training and research
One important hint of the growing attention towards safety at work in the sector of leather tanning and working is the fact that nowadays companies are investing not only in research to create more and more green products, but also in training (workers’ and employees’ training is a fundamental part in the process of making work activities safer and in the prevention or accidents at work) and in safety systems, to make the workplace safer.
In conclusion, although one might think that the field of leather tanning and working is somehow dangerous, great efforts and researches are being carried on to make this sector safer and safer for both people and the environment.