This informative health and safety guide for farm and garden machinery and equipment manufacturers is based on current statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, state workmen's compensation, and walk-around surveys of several manufacturing firms. Management's responsibility is emphasized and safety guidelines and the more frequently encountered violations are given. Topics include general injury statistics and violations, the health and safety program, safety training, machine guarding, occupational health and environmental control, safety rules for operating power tools and good housekeeping to prevent fires. Frequently violated regulations deal with walking surfaces and working surfaces (fixed and portable ladders, fixed industrial stairs, railings and toeboards), exits and exit marking, occupational health and environmental control, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, general environmental controls, medical and first aid, fire protection, compressed air equipment, materials handling and storage, machinery and machine guarding, hand and portable powered tools, welding, cutting and brazing, and the national electrical code. Recordkeeping requirements, checklists and two posters on fire fighting and lifting are included. The topic of occupational health and environmental control includes carbon monoxide, caustics and other corrosive chemicals, solvents, paints, glues, adhesives, oils, welding, lead melting, silver and other soldering, burning and other hot work operations, and occupational noise exposure.
Safety-measures; Industrial-health; Safety-attitude; Safety-standards; Control-measures; Safety-practices; Protective-measures; Agricultural-machinery; Electricity; Safety-programs; Safety-regulations; Safety-devices; Fire-prevention; Toxic-substances; Safety-equipment; Compressed-gases; Safety-signs; Organic-solvents; Environment