Safety Alert - Managing equipment in the workplace

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Equipment can take many different forms including machinery, tools, and personal protective equipment.  Some of this equipment has a short life span, like that of a dust mask that may only last for a single use, while other equipment such as a lathe that could last for 30 years or more.  Some equipment requires routine maintenance and cleaning while others may not.  It’s best to follow the manufacturer’s instruction for routine maintenance and care.  Failure to properly maintain equipment can lead to a wide variety of injuries that could include cuts, lacerations, slips, crushing, struck-by, caught-in and a number of other types of injuries that can be the result of mechanical failure or protective equipment not providing adequate levels of protection. (more…)

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