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The determination of effective injury controls for metalcutting lathe operators.
Etherton JR; Trump TR; Jensen RC
Scand J Work Environ Health 1981 Dec; 7(Suppl 4):115-119
The operation of metalcutting lathes was studied to determine methods of reducing risk of injury. Injury reports were reviewed and classified by operating activities and dysfunctions. Lathe operation was observed and human factor evaluations were made. Fault free logic analysis was applied to check the thoroughness of the data. Twenty eight safety recommendations resulted, including a design for a safer cutting removal tool. The authors conclude that researchers should use multiple methods of hazard assessment to determine the best injury controls.
NIOSH-Author; Metal-workers; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Ergonomics; Safety-engineering; Industrial-equipment; Author Keywords: handtools; hazard analysis; machine safety; man-machine systems
Mr JR Etherton, Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 944 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
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