Live Articles on Accident Prevention Volume 6

Live Articles on Accident Prevention Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...decrease may reflect the more thorough safety organization effected in some of these plants in I912. The fact that the frequency rate shows no decline is certainly due to the more complete reporting of minor accidents in the later years. A striking method of showing the effect of a good safety system in accident prevention is to compare the accident rates in plants having, with those in plants not having, well-organized systems. This is done for three important groups of plants. In every case the plants not having a good safety organization show accident frequency rates three or four times as high as those having a well-developed system. The report presents a very careful study of the very important subject of accident causes. For the industry as a whole "falling objects" stands out as the most frequent cause of accidents, the frequency rate being I4 cases per I, ooo 300-day workers. As measured by severity, "cranes and hoists" assumes first place, the severity rate varying from 1.2 to 2.3 days lost per 300-day worker in different groups of plants. In discussing the question of safety in the machine-building industry, it is important to remember that that industry not only uses machinery which needs to be safeguarded, but that its work consists of the production of machines for use in other industries. The extent to which the machines thus manufactured will later be a source of danger to the workers in those other industries depends in considerable measure upon the character of their original construction. The subject of machine designof building a machine in such a way as to offer the minimum of hazard to its future operators--thus becomes of very great significance. This subject is covered in considerable more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761561
  • 9781236761569