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OSHA and Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA reports:

"Employee exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines is prevalent in many workplaces.

Consequently, workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions,  and over 800 deaths per year.

Amputation is one of the most severe and crippling types of injuries in the occupational workplace, and often results in permanent disability."

machine hazards

In addition, As a result of the high number of injuries associated with mechanical power presses, this equipment has been targeted by OSHA for special enforcement emphasis.

Specifically, OSHA has targeted industries with high rates of amputations and other injuries related to power press hazards for enforcement and education.


Because machine presses are extremely hazardous, safety measures must always be taken. Injuries in a press may be permanent, since over 100s tons of pressure may be applied on top of a limb.

Bimanual controls (both hands need to be on the buttons to make the press work) are a very good way to prevent accidents.

Also light sensors that keep the machine from working if the operator is in range of the die (tool that goes inside the press to shape metal), or any limbs is in range.

For more information, visit http://osha.gov

 

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