The repercussions of inadequate machine guarding and safety can be dire -
ranging from fatal accidents to a wide range of injuries to workers, as well as
costly and time-consuming damage to production equipment.
As today's manufacturing industry increasingly relies on efficient yet
potentially dangerous equipment, worker safety has become a predominant issue
to all those involved with production processes. Employees must be protected
against machine-related injuries that could result in disfigurement, amputation
or even death.
To protect employees and safeguard against machine hazards, appropriate machine
safety devices and safeguards should be utilized. Safeguarding refers to the
requirements, methods and solutions put into place to protect people who
operate or come in contact with potentially dangerous machines from these
mostly preventable occupational injuries.
Safeguarding benefits both workers and manufacturers by reducing lost workdays
due to injury.
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