Info bulletins address mechanical power presses, testing lab program

OSHA recently issued two new Safety and Health Information Bulletins.

The first bulletin covers hazards associated with the unintended (double) cycling of mechanical power presses (.pdf file). It discusses an incident in which an operator's hand was amputated when the safety component designed to stop the press from cycling upon detection of body parts in the area failed and the machine double-cycled.

The second bulletin outlines the regulatory requirements for the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (.pdf file). It provides information on when and why certification is necessary and how to identify products that have been properly tested and certified.

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