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The Importance of Proper Lighting
Last Updated:
July 12, 2018
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When working in almost any industry, proper lighting is key to preventing employee injuries. Specifically, improper lighting can create the following exposures:

Ergonomic issues

Poor lighting could force employees to adopt awkward postures to better see what they are doing.

Worker error

Poor lighting increases the possibility of employee mistakes. When working with potentially dangerous tools, a simple mistake can cause serious injuries.

Tripping hazards

Poor lighting can lead to slips, trips and falls, which may cause serious injuries to your employees.

To protect your staff from injuries related to poor lighting, maintain overall ambient light levels. In addition, provide task lighting to eliminate shadows. 

 

To further ensure the safety of your workers, clean existing lights, and paint walls and floors a light colour to improve light reflection.