Safety in the Foundry

Safety in the Foundry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...should be selected for the specific work that they must perform. There is a right barrow for every task, and usually the right one is the safest one. Barrows of comparatively light construction, built for handling coke, are unwieldy and excessively heavy when loaded with sand, cinders or coal; they will soon break down with such loads and may cause injury. Likewise coal barrows are too weak for moving castings; a small but strongly constructed barrow is necessary for this purpose. Barrows used for handling hot castings or cinders should be constructed of steel. Figure 60. Knuckle Guards Protect the Hands When Pushing Barrows Between Narrow Piles of Materials. Consideration should also be given to the capacity of barrows. A barrow which, when filled with materials, is too heavy for a man to push along easily, may cause him to stumble or falter and upset the load, and this in turn may injure the man or others. On the other hand, if a barrow suitable for carrying a great deal of light material is used for carrying a small amount of heavy material, there will be waste of energy in pushing too much barrow and too little material; moreover, such a barrow, because unwieldy, is not as safe as a barrow of the right size and shape. The proper balancing of the load will help to minimize injuries that may be caused by overstrain. Sometimes the method of loading material on the barrow will so balance the load that, when it is being wheeled, the greater part of the load will come on the wheel and only a slight weight on the man. But it is often impossible in this way to relieve the workmen from carrying a weight which he should only have to push, unless the barrow is selected to hold in balance the material to be carried. Sometimes barrows with two side wheels...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504356
  • 9781236504357