Liability http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/7693/more en Prosthetics technologies become safer and more reliable http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/prosthetics-technologies-become-safer-and-more-reliable <div class="field-byline"> Lanny Berke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When a serious accident results in amputation, prosthetic limbs may help the victim regain partial use of the limb. The technologies used in prostheses continue to advance and become safer and more reliable</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/prosthetics-technologies-become-safer-and-more-reliable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/prosthetics-technologies-become-safer-and-more-reliable#comments 2011-08-25 Berke on Safety Liability Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:36:26 +0000 11355 at http://machinedesign.com The Basics of Lockout/Tagout http://machinedesign.com/news/basics-lockouttagout <div class="field-byline"> Lanny Berke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA’s 1910.147 standard covering Lockout/Tagout is straightforward, but there’s often confusion about the details. Lanny Berke explains the sections that most often lead to missteps.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/basics-lockouttagout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/basics-lockouttagout#comments 2011-03-17 Editorial Comment Liability News Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment News Archive Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:11:35 +0000 11112 at http://machinedesign.com Truck Fire Started By a Dropped Cigarette http://machinedesign.com/news/truck-fire-started-dropped-cigarette <div class="node-body article-body">The cab and engine compartment of a delivery truck were severely damaged by a fire that started while the truck was in the shop for maintenance</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/truck-fire-started-dropped-cigarette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/truck-fire-started-dropped-cigarette#comments 2011-02-03 Editorial Comment Liability News Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment News Archive Wed, 02 Feb 2011 02:18:58 +0000 10982 at http://machinedesign.com Toys Aid Accident Investigation http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/toys-aid-accident-investigation <div class="field-byline"> Lanny Berke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using scale models, investigators were able to recreate an accident scene more accurately than mathematical models</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/toys-aid-accident-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/toys-aid-accident-investigation#comments 2010-05-20 Berke on Safety Liability Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Thu, 20 May 2010 23:02:44 +0000 10331 at http://machinedesign.com You’ve Been Sued. Now What? http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/you-ve-been-sued-now-what <div class="field-byline"> Leland E. Teschler </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To defend a product in a liability case, you must convince a jury of technically unsophisticated people that you did everything in your power to design, manufacture, and sell a safe product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/you-ve-been-sued-now-what" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/you-ve-been-sued-now-what#comments 2009-11-19 Berke on Safety Liability Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Wed, 18 Nov 2009 03:36:06 +0000 10087 at http://machinedesign.com You can’t retire from safety http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/you-can-t-retire-safety <div class="field-byline"> Lanny Berke </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A former engineer was severely injured when the front wheels of the tractor he was driving fell into a culvert. He had removed a heavy-duty, rollover-protection arch because it was hitting the branches of his fruit trees when he drove the equipment between rows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/you-can-t-retire-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/you-can-t-retire-safety#comments 2009-08-20 Berke on Safety Liability Safety Safety Equipment Engineering Essentials Products Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Fri, 06 Nov 2009 07:03:51 +0000 10082 at http://machinedesign.com Stay Safe When Renting Equipment http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/stay-safe-when-renting-equipment <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Shapiro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Equipment-rental companies serve their purpose, but renters should be sure to get adequate training and documentation as well as well-maintained equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/stay-safe-when-renting-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/stay-safe-when-renting-equipment#comments 2009-09-24 Berke on Safety Liability Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:57:48 +0000 9995 at http://machinedesign.com Proper Lubrication Key to Safe Railroad Work http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/proper-lubrication-key-safe-railroad-work <div class="node-body article-body">A worker was injured when he tried to move a stuck boom with force instead of reducing the load or properly lubricating the machine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/proper-lubrication-key-safe-railroad-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/proper-lubrication-key-safe-railroad-work#comments 2009-06-04 Editorial Comment Liability Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Wed, 03 Jun 2009 00:24:20 +0000 9834 at http://machinedesign.com Grinder Documentation Essential to Safety http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/grinder-documentation-essential-safety <div class="node-body article-body">A grinder blade exploded on start-up, injuring the operator. The history of both the grinder and the blade were unknown, and the blade was not a good fit for the grinder or the job at hand. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/grinder-documentation-essential-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/grinder-documentation-essential-safety#comments 2009-05-07 Editorial Comment Liability Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Wed, 06 May 2009 04:31:00 +0000 9787 at http://machinedesign.com Berke on Safety: How to Mistreat a Hair Dryer http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/berke-safety-how-mistreat-hair-dryer <div class="field-byline"> Lanny Berke </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>“You could drop it into water.” “You could drop it on the floor and crack the plastic housing.”</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“You could drop it into water.” “You could drop it on the floor and crack the plastic housing.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/berke-safety-how-mistreat-hair-dryer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/berke-safety-how-mistreat-hair-dryer#comments 2008-05-22 Berke on Safety Liability Safety Engineering Essentials Guest Commentary Editorial Comment Archive Thu, 22 May 2008 16:30:00 +0000 3786 at http://machinedesign.com