OSHA’s report on its most frequently issued categories of violations in 2014 is a good reminder that protecting workers against falls is one of the most important safety measures an employer can take.
Forklifts are an everyday piece of equipment at many worksites, which sometimes can lead to workers taking them for granted and getting sloppy with basic safety precautions. The results of that carelessness can, however, be life-altering.
An article on an Australian safety website described the tragic death of a worker whose coat was caught in a lathe and asked the question that is the title of this article: Can metal lathes be made safe? The answers raise some basic issues about retrofitting machines for safeguarding.