Machine safety: developing an operator presence system.
Powers-JR Jr.; Ammons-DE; Brand-I
Prof Saf 2009 Nov; 54(11):28-31
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.
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
Construction; Services: Public Safety