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Fab Shop Safety: Personal Protective Equipment

PPE Is No Joke A few years ago, at a machinery dealer in the Western U.S. (not Revolution Machine Tools), signs started going up after a visit from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. One employee, a member of the office staff, noted the “Don’t Forget Your PPE” sign at the entrance to the […]

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Fab Shop Safety: Material Handling

Material Handling Equipment—Easier, not Necessarily Safer When a production shop gets advanced enough to automate the loading and unloading of parts and other material handling functions, a big load is taken off of the workers. While material handling machines may make work easier and faster, they don’t necessarily make it safer. In fact, knowing that […]

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Fab Shop Safety: Protect Your Eyes

The Most Important Asset If you asked a fabricator to name the most important body parts required for their job, they likely would answer “hands.” After all, it’s difficult to use metalworking tools if you can’t hold or manipulate them. In a CNC world, however, more and more accommodations are becoming available for workers with […]

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