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HAZARDS --REPORT UNSAFE EQUIPMENT
Your employer does its best to keep equipment
in good condition, but maintenance personnel are only human and can't keep up
with all the problems in the field. Some defects will go unnoticed in spite of
every effort made.
Those of you who work with and around machines
and equipment are in a good position to notice hazardous conditions. Get in the
habit of reporting things that can lead to accidents so that corrections can be
made before they result in costly accidents and/or employee injuries. Keep in
mind that the person who sees a situation that should be fixed and fails to
report it may well end up being the victim of his/her own neglect.
Watch out for the loose or missing machine
guard; the moving part with too much play; the unlubricated machine; the missing
nut or bolt; the slipping belt; the loose or cracked shaft housing; or the
moving part that can and should be guarded, but has never had attention.
On the electrical side of the picture, watch
for the continually sparking motor, the broken switch on a tool, the damaged
extension cord, the missing face plate, loose conduit, loose conductors, the
burned switch, broken plugs and receptacles.
For conveyors, watch for sharp corners; lack
of crossovers, or crossovers in poor repair; unguarded parts on power-driven
conveyors; or the lack of a jump-out or idler roller where two conveyors meet.
Naturally, forklift truck operators are
supposed to report things that go wrong with their vehicles, just as drivers of
trucks. Those who use hand trucks should be on the watch for flat or frozen
wheels, broken cross members, loose toe plates and broken or slivered handles.
All workers should keep these ideas in mind.
Do not hesitate to report a condition that may result in an accident or injury
to yourself or one of your fellow employees. A pro-active preventive approach
should be encouraged, as safety is everyone's business.
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