According to the CNESST document Sécurité des machines : danger de contact avec une pièce en mouvement, which addresses the dangers of coming into contact with moving parts, work accidents involving machines are often a result of workers being exposed to the moving parts of a machine in operation.
To eliminate worker access to a machine’s moving parts, which could result in lacerations, burns, amputations and even death, the employer must install guarding or protection devices to control access to moving parts on a machine in operation.
Many types of equipment need to be equipped with safety devices. Saws, presses, punching machines, press brakes and all other machines used by workers must be safe to work around.
Safety isn’t just for machines
Any good prevention approach is based on employers and workers taking ownership of occupational health and safety. But for a workplace to be safe, one must know what the risks are and how to eliminate them.
In addition to machine tools, safety is also needed in a plant’s hazardous areas. We can help you make these areas safe by limiting access using interconnected systems.
Unfortunately, the most neglected work area is… the floor! To ensure everyone’s safety, Groupe Renfort now sells and installs Fibergrate non-slip products.