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Stewart Glapat 



Most accidents causing personal injury can usually be traced to unsafe work practices by either operating or maintenance personnel. Many accidents occur because the personnel concerned do not realize the danger of improper practices. Frequently however, the proper practice is known but ignored because the employee is in a hurry or is careless. Maintenance personnel can contribute greatly towards the success of a safety program. They are familiar with product processing equipment and know the dangers inherent in such equipment. In addition, they realize the hazards resulting from incorrect use of the equipment. Maintenance personnel should be trained to recognize and report promptly unsafe practices in the operational use of this equipment, as well as any dangerous condition in the equipment itself.


The following precautions must be observed:

1. Do not operate the Conveyor without the motor guards in position.
2. Stop the Conveyor before clearing jams or removing foreign objects.
3. Make sure all personnel are clear of moving parts before starting the conveyor.
4. Make sure only authorized, trained personnel operate the Conveyor.
5. Do not wear loose clothing or accessories where such clothing may be caught in moving parts of the Conveyor.
6. Do not eat food or drink when operating the Conveyor.
7. Do not smoke when operating the Conveyor.
8. Avoid distractions when operating the Conveyor.
10. Keep conveyor fully retracted when not in use with the belt stopped.


The following precautions must be observed:

1. Do not perform maintenance while the conveyor is operating. Lock out the circuit breaker disconnect switch with personal padlocks on the conveyor before performing maintenance. FOR BELT TRACKING OR LISTENING FOR BEARING NOISE, NEVER TOUCH A MOVING BELT, ROLLER, PULLEY, OR BEARING. ALL INSPECTIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS CAN BE MADE FROM OUTSIDE THE CONVEYOR. NEVER REACH UNDER OR INTO THE CONVEYOR WHEN THE BELT IS RUNNING.
2. Before restarting the conveyor, make sure all personnel are clear of moving parts.
3. Maintain good housekeeping in the vicinity of the conveyor at all times. Clean up spilled materials or lubricants promptly.
4. Always replace the safety guards and protective devices before putting the conveyor back in service. Do not run the conveyor with the chain drive guards open or missing!
5. Maintenance personnel should be alert for hazardous conditions at all times. Remove sharp edges, protruding objects, and replace broken or worn parts promptly.
6. When using air hoses and drop cords, string them to avoid creating a tripping hazard.
7. Always stop the conveyor to clear jams or to remove foreign objects.
8. Use the proper tool for each job. Carry tools in a pouch or a tool box. NEVER carry tools in pockets.
9. Wear goggles while using compressed air.
10. Do not direct the stream of air toward yourself or other workers.
11. Do not use compressed air to clean yourself or your clothing.
12. Horseplay with compressed air is extremely dangerous.
13. Do not smoke while using solvents or cleaning fluids.
14. Report all accidents resulting in personal injury or damage to equipment or material, and all irregularities in equipment operation, promptly to the proper authority.