20.08.2008

Powered Portable and Stationary Mechanical Saws

Each year in workplaces, powered portable and stationary mechanical saws are
responsible for thousands of injuries serious enough to require medical
attention. Most of these injuries occur because the saw operator is not
adequately trained, or the saw blade is insufficiently protected. Using
properly guarded blades and appropriate protective equipment, such as safety
goggles, will greatly reduce the risk of safety and health hazards when working
with saws. Here are a few recommendations from the U.S. Department of Labor's
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):


  • Keep hands and other body parts away from the line along which the saw will
    cut.
  • When using a table saw, always guard the portion of the blade below the
    table.
  • Keep saw blades in good condition to prevent the saw from throwing wood
    chips, splinters and broken saw teeth.
  • Always guard the saw's power transmission apparatus.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration