Machinery Guarding for Worker Safety

The operation of machinery and equipment can be extremely dangerous. Injuries involving machinery and equipment often result in permanent disability. OSHA’s more than 40-year inspection experience indicates that employee exposures to unguarded or inadequately guarded machinery and equipment, together with associated hazardous energy, occur in many worksites. OSHA recently ... [Continue Reading]

Machinery Safety and the Benefits of Prevention

One of the largest OSHA penalties was filed against a company last month, to the tune of $3.4 million, for its failure to disconnect machinery from a power supply, prevent sudden movement before maintenance and failure to proper training for workers to operate machinery safely. OSHA found that the company did not take the necessary steps to protect its workers from being ... [Continue Reading]