MACHINE SAFETY

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Machines can help improve production efficiency in the workplace. However, their moving parts, sharp edges, and hot surfaces can also cause serious workplace injuries such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Safeguards are essential to protect workers from injury. Any machine part, function, or process that might cause injury should be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine may result in a contact injury to the operator or others in the area, the hazard should be removed or controlled.

Machines and Robots

Robots are machines or automated technologies that are capable of performing a series of actions to do everything from drive cars to perform surgery. To learn more visit the Center for Occupational Robotics Research.

NIOSH Labs

NIOSH is home to two labs for machine safety research. Continue reading to learn more about their capabilities.

Publications

Page last reviewed: October 6, 2020