MRO Magazine

Safety reminder – electrical hazards blitz

Health & Safety

December 22, 2017
By Rehana Begg
Rehana Begg

Mechanical motions from rotating members, reciprocating arms, conveyor belts and meshing gears present hazards to workers. That’s why the importance of having a machine guarding / safeguarding and lockout program cannot be overstated.

According to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, in Ontario about 2,000 people are injured because of machine-related incidents each year.

Facilities can protect workers by posting a fresh copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and by planning regular compliance checks. Take your lead from Ontario, where occupational health and safety inspectors will carry out a machine guarding and electrical hazards blitz from January 15 – February 28, 2018.

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