Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyers Discuss Inadequate Machine Guarding Leading Cause of Workplace Amputations
February 1, 2017
While OSHA participated in Arkansas’s Second Annual Amputation Prevention Stand Down training seminar, training alone is not the most effective method for preventing work-related accidents. Educating workers on equipment that is potentially unsafe is important; however, the most effective method to eliminate machine hazards is for equipment designers and manufacturers to provide the proper engineering controls with the equipment when it is designed and manufactured. This includes manufacturers properly safeguarding their equipment with machine guards or other safety features that either eliminate the hazardous condition or minimize it to the fullest extent reasonably practical.
Furthermore, manufactures must provide proper warnings and instructions on the recommended and acceptable use of their equipment. Warnings and instructions help educate equipment operators of the inherent risks associated with operating heavy machinery.
When it comes to the design and manufacture of industrial equipment, safety should be first and foremost. Safety is not optional, nor should it be delegated by the manufacturer to the ultimate user or consumer.
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