Even in 2007, violations of OSHA machine safeguarding standards are still all too common. Many companies could benefit from a review of these OSHA regulations. Here’s a synopsis of the standards and some safeguarding tips to help you evaluate your program to see if your safeguards measure up.
Not too long ago, I helped investigate a â€œdouble fatalityâ€ that occurred in California. The first victim was the initial entrant into a permit-required confined space. The second victim was a well-meaning fellow employee attempting a rescue effort. Very sadly, this type of tragedy is not uncommon.