Machinery Safety 101

Hazard Identification – Engineered Nanoparticles

Under­stand­ing the haz­ards presen­ted by pro­cesses is crit­ic­al to pro­tect­ing work­ers. Nan­o­particles are enter­ing the work­place in new products and pro­cesses, but the haz­ards are not well under­stood. Read this art­icle to learn more.

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Interlocked gate testing

Did you know that inter­locked gates require stop­ping per­form­ance testing?

Machinery needs to be able to stop in the time it takes a per­son to open the guard and reach the haz­ard. If the dis­tance from the guard open­ing to the haz­ard is short enough that a per­son can reach the danger point before the haz­ard can be con­trolled, the guard is use­less. The res­ult­ing situ­ation may be worse

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