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Mar 6, 2013
Will OSHA’s Injury Illness Prevention Program give you a headache?
A formal hazard analysis part of the design process becomes more important because of an OSHA white paper published about a year ago....
Nov 3, 2011
Machine without e-stops, interlocks injures worker
A worker was injured when her arm became trapped in a machine for stapling closed plastic bags containing turkeys. The machine had no safety interlocks or emergency-stop provisions....
Oct 6, 2011
Serious vibration and missing guard factors in hay-grinder accident
A universal joint on a hay grinder broke loose and struck the machine’s operator in the chest. The machine was experiencing severe vibration and operating without a guard at the time of the accident....
Jul 7, 2011
From the Safety Files: Lack of training leads to molten-zinc burns
A worker was severely burned after he accidentally slipped into a tank of molten zinc. He had received no training or warnings about the hazards of the work area....
Dec 9, 2010
Readers Weigh in on Mower Safety
Readers’ comments on a Safety Files cases involving a fatal mower fire reveal little change in mower design and a feeling that users should take responsibility for equipment maintenance....
Nov 18, 2010
Berke on Safety: Don’t Make These Conveyor Safety Mistakes, Part 3 of 3
A worker was killed when his hooded sweatshirt caught on a moving conveyor during maintenance activities he wasn’t trained for....
Oct 21, 2010
Don’t make these conveyor safety mistakes, part 2 of 3
Suffocation and a broken neck killed a man stuck behind the guard of a conveyor tail pulley. Several safety lapses led to the death, another instance of insufficient conveyor safety....
Sep 10, 2010
From the Safety Files: Was a manufacturer at fault for a mower without advanced safety features?
A man’s foot was seriously injured when it slipped under his self-propelled mower. Poor foot-guard design and a lack of operator-presence controls contributed to the accident....
Sep 9, 2010
Mower Design Flaws Spark Deadly Fire
A man died from burns suffered when his mower caught fire. Leaking gas, exposed wiring, and cover geometry contributed to the fatality...
Apr 6, 2010
Truck Fire Started in Wiring Bundle
A wiring bundle feeding add-on electronics started a fire that destroyed a truck...
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