Monthly Archives: May 2009

Machine Shop Safety – Is your metal lathe guarded?

While performing simulated OSHA inspections for clients, I commonly observe inadequate guarding in metal fab/machine shops: lack of guarding on drill presses, shears, etc. An additional area is failure to guard chucks on metal lathes. An employees’ clothing or body … Continue reading

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How safe is that bleacher seat your sitting on?

A client recently contacted me after attending his son’s soccer match. He was concerned about the poor condition and stability of the bleacher seats inside the soccer stadium and asked me if there are any periodic inspection requirements for bleacher … Continue reading

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Must flammable safety cabinets be grounded?

Some flammable safety cabinets are equipped with grounding connections. However, NFPA 30 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids – does not require the cabinet to be grounded. The connection is merely provided by the manufacturer.  Grounding and bonding becomes a concern … Continue reading

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