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Control of scrap paper baler crushing hazards.

Authors
Etherton-JR; Estill-CF; Earnes-GS; Flesch-JP
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 May; 15(5):397-399
NIOSHTIC No.
20020665
Abstract
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.
Keywords
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
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20000501
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DSR; EID; DPSE
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH; WV
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