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Industrial, manufacturing and construction work sites have plenty of machines. Machines are used for everything from power generation to the sorting of recyclables, and they’re an integral part of assembly lines all over the world.

A number of safety hazards come with working around 
machinery that employers, safety managers and workers all 
need to be aware of. By preparing for these dangers, 
accidents and injuries can be prevented.

In this slideshare we present 10 easy to follow steps that will help ensure your workers a daily safe passage in and around the machines they use.

The 10 steps we discuss are;
1) Don't reach into the machine
2) Use Proper Lockout/Tagout Procedures
3) Stay Clear of Sharp or Moving Parts
4) Watch Out for Cords and Wires
5) Don’t Wear Loose Clothing
6) Wear Proper PPE
7) Use Caution Around Heat Sources
8) Be Careful When Cleaning
9) Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
10) Follow Visual and Written Instructions

If you follow these 10 suggestions, you will find yourself with a whole lot less grief at the end of the work year. To learn more about machine guarding, chick out this article: https://www.babelplex.com/methods-for-machine-guarding-babelplex-industrial-section/ .

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10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines

  1. 1. Around Machines The leaders in visual safety. Rulesfor Working Safely... 10
  2. 2. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 2 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 2 Industrial, manufacturing and construction worksites have plenty of machines. Machines are used for everything from power generation to the sorting of recyclables, and they’re an integral part of assembly lines all over the world. A number of safety hazards come with working around machinery that employers, safety managers and workers all need to be aware of. By preparing for these dangers, accidents and injuries can be prevented. Read on to learn 10 rules for machine safety >>>
  3. 3. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 3 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 3 Don’t reach into the machine! Perhaps this first rule is the most obvious, but it’s important. Reaching into a machine while it’s turned on—even if only for a second to grab something that’s gotten stuck in the machine— can result in serious injury. 1
  4. 4. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 4 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 4 Use Proper Lockout/Tagout Procedures When a worker does need to reach into a machine (to move something that’s gotten stuck, for doing maintenance or cleaning) use lockout/tagout procedures for isolating energy sources. 2
  5. 5. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 5 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 4 Use Proper Lockout/Tagout Procedures (cont.) Employees doing repair work should each have a lock. 2 Employers and safety managers should make sure clear lockout/ tagout procedures exist for each machine and that all employees have received adequate training.
  6. 6. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 6 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 5 Stay Clear of Sharp or Moving Parts Many machines have guards around dangerous parts to keep employees safe, but workers should still use caution in these areas. Safety managers should consider adding machine guards where appropriate to prevent accidents. 3
  7. 7. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 7 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 6 Watch Out for Cords and Wires Loose cords and wires can cause tripping hazards and even electrical hazards. Try to avoid using extension cords for prolonged periods of time. Watch where you’re walking when cords are present. 4
  8. 8. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 8 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 6 Watch Out for Cords and Wires (cont.) If a cord or wire will cross a pathway, safety managers can mark it with hazard tape. When cords need to be present for the long-term, consider adjusting the electrical system to make power access for machines easier. 4
  9. 9. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 9 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 7 Don’t Wear Loose Clothing Loose clothing like untucked T-Shirts, the drawstrings of hooded sweatshirts and unzipped jackets can get drawn into belts, gears, chains, pulleys and other moving parts of machines. Avoid wearing these items on the job.* 5 *Employers can institute a dress code if this hazard becomes problematic.
  10. 10. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 10 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 8 Wear Proper PPE The kind of personal protective equipment required around a machine will depend on the machine and the task an employee is performing. 6
  11. 11. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 11 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 8 Wear Proper PPE (cont.) Nevertheless, gloves, hardhats, safety glasses, earplugs and other gear serve as the last line of defense between employees and hazards, so it’s important to use them where necessary. Safety managers can post signs near machines reminding employees to wear PPE. 6
  12. 12. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 12 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 9 Use Caution Around Heat Sources Some machines get hot while operating and some even contain open flames. Everyone should be aware of these areas and use caution when nearby. PPE like gloves or flame-resistant clothing may be required in these areas. 7
  13. 13. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 13 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 10 Be Careful When Cleaning In addition to using lockout/tagout procedures when cleaning around machines, employees should note other possible hazards, too: - Combustible dust - Fire and explosion hazards - Need for PPE during cleaning (chemicals present) 8
  14. 14. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 14 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 10 Be Careful When Cleaning (cont.) If combustible dust is an issue in your facility, employees should follow protocol for removing it from around machines (especially the tops and flat surfaces of machines) as cleaning can disperse the dust into the air and lead to fires and explosions. Some cleaning chemicals for machines also require the use of PPE. 8
  15. 15. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 15 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 11 Communicate, Communicate, Communicate Starting up a machine? Cleaning a machine? Performing maintenance? 9 Tell others working in the area what you’re doing so everyone stays clear of hazardous areas. A simple heads up can prevent accidents.
  16. 16. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 16 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 12 Follow Visual and Written Instructions Many machines have signs and labels on them alerting employees to hazards and providing instructions. For example, a label might say PPE is required, an arc flash is possible or the power switch is located in a certain place. 10
  17. 17. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 17 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 12 Follow Visual and Written Instructions (cont.) Everyone should obey these visual cues. They’ll keep people safe and answer many questions. If a facility doesn’t already have signs and labels on machines, safety managers can install them to make the workplace safer and more efficient. 10
  18. 18. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 18 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 13 Follow the Rules, Stay Safe Each machine operates differently, so additional rules may apply to the machines in your facility. Following these 10 basic rules, though, can help you avoid needless accidents. Always stay alert, follow instructions and use common sense when working around machinery.
  19. 19. 10 Rules for Working Safely Around Machines 19 Phone: 866-777-1360 www.CreativeSafetySupply.com • info@CreativeSafetySupply.com 14 We are the Leaders in Visual Safety With a true passion for innovation and creativity, Creative Safety Supply understands that continuous growth and safety never clock out. Address 7737 SW Cirrus Dr. Beaverton, OR 97008 The Leaders In Visual Safety Phone (+1) 866 777 1360 Website CreativeSafetySupply.com Email info@CreativeSafetySupply.com
  20. 20. YOUTHANK The leaders in visual safety. www.CreativeSafetySupply.com

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