Etherton-JR; Estill-CF; Earnes-GS; Flesch-JP
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 May; 15(5):397-399
Personnel who load, operate, or maintain balers can be exposed to crushing and amputation hazards if the baler is inadequately safeguarded, or if hazardous energy lockout procedures are not followed. Serious injuries and fatalities have occurred when parts of the worker’s body was caught by the baler ram inside loading and baling chambers. In 1995, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) field study found that some balers do not meet the safeguarding requirements listed in the voluntary ANSI Z245.5-1990 Standard.
Equipment-operators; Hazards; Body-protection; Workers; Work-operations; Worker-health; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Regulations; Legislation; Industrial-safety-programs; Age-groups; Accident-prevention; Machine-operators; Training; Machine-guarding; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries
DSR; EID; DPSE
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene