Facts, Figures and Statistics

There’s Safety in Numbers

New York manufacturing facility faces additional $75,000 in fines from OSHA for failing to correct machine guarding hazards.

OSHA fines a New Jersey company $126,000 for failing to guard machines and exposing workers to fall and electrical hazards.

OSHA sites an Illinois based castings and machine for 20 violations including lack of machine guarding. The company faces more than $113,000 in fines.

Working with North American Safety Products can help take preventive measures in avoiding these fines.

Amputations are some of the most serious and debilitating workplace injuries. They are widespread and involve a variety of activities and equipment. Amputations occur most often when workers operate unguarded or inadequately safeguarded mechanical power presses, power press brakes, powered and non-powered conveyors, printing presses, roll-forming and roll-bending machines, food slicers, meat grinders, meat-cutting saws, drill presses, and milling machines as well as shears, grinders and slitters. These injuries also happen during materials handling activities and when using forklifts and doors as well as trash compactors. Besides normal operation, the following activities involving stationary machines also expose workers to workers to potential amputation hazards: setting-up, threading, preparing, adjusting, cleaning, lubricating and maintaining machines as well as clearing jams.

North American Safety Products has all the…guarding you will need. We have been making machine guarding since 2000.

Criteria for Machine Guarding…

  • Prevents employee contact with hazard area during machine operation.
  • Avoids creating additional hazards.
  • Is secure, tamper-resistant, and durable.
  • Avoids interfering with normal operation of the machine.
  • Allows for safe lubrication and maintenance.

Our Rear-Guard® and Restrict-Guard® product lines meet EVERY criteria according to OSHA safety standards.

*facts and figures per osha news release