Technical Note SB78: Avoid unsafe work practices around conveyors

The size, speed and horsepower drive of conveyor motors pose several risks to those working on them or near them. The fault of an injury is often attributed to injured workers’ actions or inactions. However, safety experts point out that injuries generally occur due to a series of factors.

Accidents are typically a result of a complex combination of probabilities, rather than a single unsafe act.  Except for the unsafe act, it can be said that the accident would not have occurred if there was a safer design, better maintenance or less pressure for production.

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