Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Machine safety: developing an operator presence system.

Authors
Powers-JR Jr.; Ammons-DE; Brand-I
Source
Prof Saf 2009 Nov; 54(11):28-31
NIOSHTIC No.
20036185
Abstract
Most hydraulic stump cutters do not have an operator presence system, which could help prevent injuries that can occur when an operator approaches the cutter wheel with the clutch still engaged. NIOSH and Vermeer Corp. partnered to develop a technology to detect the operator at the machine's controls. The development of this safety system provides an example of how a research to practice partnership can benefit all.
Keywords
Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Engineering-controls; Environmental-exposure; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Fatigue-properties; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Machine-operators; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Safety-education; Safety-engineering; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Work-areas; Work-environment; Worker-motivation; Work-operations; Work-performance; Workplace-studies; Work-practices
CODEN
PRSAD5
Publication Date
20091101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
11
ISSN
0099-0027
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Construction; Services: Public Safety
Source Name
Professional Safety
State
WV
TOP