Safety http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/7685/more en Losing a finger to a large fan http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/losing-finger-large-fan <div class="field-byline"> Leland E. Teschler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cooling fans can cause amputations if they are not handled properly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/losing-finger-large-fan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/losing-finger-large-fan#comments 2013-04-11 Editorial Comment Safety Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:51:05 +0000 24535 at http://machinedesign.com Will OSHA’s Injury Illness Prevention Program give you a headache? http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/will-osha-s-injury-illness-prevention-program-give-you-headache <div class="node-body article-body">A formal hazard analysis part of the design process becomes more important because of an OSHA white paper published about a year ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/will-osha-s-injury-illness-prevention-program-give-you-headache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/will-osha-s-injury-illness-prevention-program-give-you-headache#comments 2013-03-07 Editorial Comment Hazard Analysis Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:37:17 +0000 12031 at http://machinedesign.com Rolling equipment, fractured feet http://machinedesign.com/news/rolling-equipment-fractured-feet <div class="node-body article-body">Heavy equipment on wheels can cause problems that designers need to anticipate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/rolling-equipment-fractured-feet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/rolling-equipment-fractured-feet#comments 2013-02-14 Columns News Safety Guest Commentary Editorial Comment News Archive Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:34:38 +0000 12010 at http://machinedesign.com Employee pulled into running conveyor — Are You Designing Out The Hazards? http://machinedesign.com/news/employee-pulled-running-conveyor-are-you-designing-out-hazards <div class="node-body article-body">An employee was inspecting a conveyor belt that recently had been adjusted. As he perused the setup, a rotating part of the conveyor caught his clothing. He was pulled into the machine and sustained injuries that sent him to the nearest medical center</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/employee-pulled-running-conveyor-are-you-designing-out-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/employee-pulled-running-conveyor-are-you-designing-out-hazards#comments 2013-01-17 News Safety Safety Equipment Products Guest Commentary News Archive Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:21:37 +0000 11973 at http://machinedesign.com Tubing and fittings http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/tubing-and-fittings <div class="node-body article-body">New models of tubing and fittings have been added to the NITRA line of pneumatic components</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/tubing-and-fittings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/tubing-and-fittings#comments 2012-04-19 Safety Guest Commentary Archive Fri, 27 Apr 2012 04:48:14 +0000 18382 at http://machinedesign.com Ladders are still a safety issue http://machinedesign.com/news/ladders-are-still-safety-issue <div class="node-body article-body">Strange as it may sound, I am still regularly called to investigate accidents involving ladders. In the workplace, OSHA, in 2011</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/ladders-are-still-safety-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/ladders-are-still-safety-issue#comments 2012-04-05 Berke on Safety News Safety Guest Commentary Editorial Comment News Archive Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:08:17 +0000 11634 at http://machinedesign.com GFCIs — What they are and are not http://machinedesign.com/news/gfcis-what-they-are-and-are-not <div class="field-byline"> Lanny Berke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Useful info on ground fault circuit interupters</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/gfcis-what-they-are-and-are-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/gfcis-what-they-are-and-are-not#comments 2012-03-08 Berke on Safety News Safety Safety Equipment Products Guest Commentary Editorial Comment News Archive Fri, 09 Mar 2012 01:00:49 +0000 11587 at http://machinedesign.com Machine without e-stops, interlocks injures worker http://machinedesign.com/news/machine-without-e-stops-interlocks-injures-worker <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/machine-without-e-stops-interlocks-injures-worker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/machine-without-e-stops-interlocks-injures-worker#comments 2011-11-03 Hazard Analysis News Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary News Archive Thu, 03 Nov 2011 23:32:59 +0000 11467 at http://machinedesign.com Serious vibration and missing guard factors in hay-grinder accident http://machinedesign.com/news/serious-vibration-and-missing-guard-factors-hay-grinder-accident <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/serious-vibration-and-missing-guard-factors-hay-grinder-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/serious-vibration-and-missing-guard-factors-hay-grinder-accident#comments 2011-10-06 Berke on Safety Hazard Analysis News Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment News Archive Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:09:19 +0000 11418 at http://machinedesign.com Beware of unsafe guards http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/beware-unsafe-guards <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Machine guards must not become their own hazards or exacerbate existing hazards. Analyze designs to eliminate guards that can be left off, those that fail easily and catastrophically, and those that fail to prevent hazards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/beware-unsafe-guards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/beware-unsafe-guards#comments 2011-09-22 Berke on Safety Safety Safety Equipment Products Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Thu, 29 Sep 2011 06:55:27 +0000 11403 at http://machinedesign.com