Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. According to OSHA, any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injures the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled.
How can ESC help?
Our highly qualified and skilled Engineers at ESC Services will perform a detailed on-site machine safety evaluation for any and all machines. We will then consult appropriate standards and documentation to confirm the proper guarding required to fully protect your employees. Our engineers will then provide recommendations of minimum and recommended machine guarding equipment to be installed to ensure the safety of your employees.
Why act now?
When adequate machine guarding is not present, moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, blindness, or even death. Additionally, machine guarding is the ninth most frequently cited OSHA standard violation and the fourth highest in penalty fines for the fiscal year 2012. Improperly guarded machinery can cost a facility thousands of dollars and exponentially more when these citations follow in the wake of a related injury.