Machinery risk assessment for risk reduction.
Etherton-J; Taubitz-M; Raafat-H; Russell-J; Roudebush-C
Hum Ecol Risk Assess 2001 Dec; 7(7):1787-1799
New avenues are reviewed and discussed for preventing industrial machine-related injury by means of realistic risk evaluation and reduction processes at the design and application stages of machinery development and use. U.S. guidelines and European standards on machinery risk assessment procedures are described. Applications of risk assessment for machine-related injury risk management and teaching machine-risk control are discussed.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accidents; Accident-prevention; Risk-analysis; Traumatic-injuries; Machine-operators;
Author Keywords: occupational injury; machinery; risk assessment; guidelines
John Etherton, NIOSH/Division of Safety Research, 1095 Willowdale Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment