Posts Tagged: tool safety

Machine safety: using machine guards to reduce risks


Crushed digits, lacerated body parts, fractured bones… this litany of horrors may bring images of grim Victorian workhouses to mind, but tragically such injuries are far from confined to the past.  And the cause? Mechanical equipment used without adequate guarding and safe systems of work. So, given that machinery is the mainstay of many a workplace, how… Read More »

Ergonomics: Tool Grip


Commonly a tool comprises a head and a handle, with sometimes a shaft, or, in the case of the power tool, a body. Since the tool must meet the requirements of multiple users, basic conflicts can arise which may have to be met with compromise. Some of these conflicts derive from limitations in the capacities… Read More »