Recycling is a major industry in the US today, with thousands of workers engaged in the processing of recyclable materials in mechanized recycling facilities. While the recycling activity is essential for the environment and the economy, it can be dangerous …
Machine workers are often required to perform the same type of assembly line work or other routine operations for months or years at a stretch. Sometimes this can create monotony and may contribute to serious machine-related accidents and injuries.
Bakeries use dough mixers to stir various dough ingredients to create dough of high consistency. Operators using dough mixers have to work near very hot equipment. The work also involves the use of sharp tools and rotating machinery, which poses the …
Metal fabrication is a potentially dangerous industrial activity, posing a risk of injury to workers if adequate safety measures are not put into place.
Fracking entails injecting liquid at high pressure into boreholes or subterranean rocks to pry open the core fissures and extract gas or oil. It has led to tens of thousands of high paying jobs for Americans in key states.
Arc flash is an electrical phenomenon, which takes place when electrical current moves out of its designated pathway and travels to ground through the air or to another conductor.
Forklifts powered by petrol, diesel, or LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) release a potentially lethal gas called carbon monoxide.
Robotic welders are among the most advanced pieces of equipment used on modern plant floors.
All types of heavy machinery and equipment are dangerous. But it is not just the size of the machine that poses a risk to the workers.
Machine workers probably face the highest risk of amputation in all jobs. A machine accident that results in an amputation can be devastating for a worker and their family, and change their lives in one unfortunate moment.