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Main causes of safety accidents in food, beverage industry

Postby Sam » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:08 pm

As an average of all the accidents and safety incidents on the machines, conveyors cause about one/third of the injuries in food and beverage industry. Why is it that such a simple equipment causes so much issues?
Most of the accidents on the conveyors, up to 90% of the injuries involve well known hazards such as in-running nips, Injury because of transmission parts and trapping points between moving and fixed parts and so on. When the guarding and machine safety is highly regulated and critical, why does so many accidents happen on these simple machines / conveyors.

What can be done to improve the situation?

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Re: Main causes of safety accidents in food, beverage indust

Postby Richard » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:53 pm

Most of the time there is Conveyor jam, obstruction which is clearly visible and our natural response is to remove that jam / obstruction. Many a times this causes the accident.

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