Music In A Production Plant

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about music and safety:

Is it safe to listen to music in a production plant while operating different kinds on equipment?

Signed, Music Guy

Dear Music Guy:

I’m sure you don’t want a “it just depends” answer. If you are a manager, you would prefer evidence to say, “Safety comes first. Music can detract.” If you are an operator, you would prefer to hear, “Music can help your concentration and I’ve been able to listen to music while driving my car and different kinds of machines.” Management of a plant doesn’t want to risk an accident caused by someone listening to music while operating any kind of equipment. If you managed a plant neither would you. Therefore, it is safer to err on the side of “It’s not safe.”

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