Top 10 Safety Audit Tip for hydraulic cutting presses.
….provided by Freeman Schwabe engineers staff
Safety is everyone’s business
Please note: be careful to follow OSHA guidelines when operating machines
also be extra careful buying machines, because some cutting presses being re-sold no longer meet the new OSHA standards.
ALL Freeman Schwabe hydraulic cutting presses meet the OSHA guidelines
Top 10 Safety Audit Tips for Hydraulic Die Cutting Presses
1: Check all e-stops, guard safety switches, safety pull cords, light curtains, and head safety block interlocks for proper operation.
2: Audit operations during production to see if operators are using safety head block during die changes. Also check that mechanical arm safety switches are not tied back.
3: Check two hand controls and ATDs for proper operation.
4: Check that any hydraulic leaks are being contained until fixed to prevent slippage and falling down.
5: Check that anything attached to the machine that is overhead is properly mounted and maintained.
6: As OSHA standards change with time, assure that machinery remains up to date and current.
7: Insure all electrical disconnects are functioning and within reach.
8: Visual inspection of all guards to insure the mounting hardware and any welds are not weakening or broken.
9: Check all exposed conduit and electrical connections to prevent electrical hazards.
10: Insure that lockout/ tagout procedures are being utilized with the correct type of locking mechanism.
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