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Trends of occupational fatalities involving machines - United States (1992-2010)

Background: This paper describes trends of occupational machine-related fatalities from 1992–2010. We examine temporal patterns by worker demographics, machine types (e.g., stationary, mobile), and industries.
Methods: We analyzed fatalities from Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. We used injury source to identify machine-related incidents and Poisson regression to assess trends over the 19-year period.
Results: There was an average annual decrease of 2.8% in overall machine-related fatality rates from 1992 through 2010. Mobile machine-related fatality rates decreased an average of 2.6% annually and stationary machine-related rates decreased an average of 3.5% annually. Groups that continued to be at high risk included older workers; self-employed; and workers in agriculture/forestry/fishing, construction, and mining.
Conclusion: Addressing dangers posed by tractors, excavators, and other mobile machines needs to continue. High-risk worker groups should receive targeted information on machine safety. Am. J. Ind. Med. Published 2015. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA.

Source: Marsh SM, Fosbroke DE. Am. J. Ind. Med. 2015.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.22532

Étude sur la sécurité des machines lors des interventions en mode de vitesse ou d’efforts réduits

Les risques liés aux éléments mobiles de machines industrielles sont connus pour être à l'origine d'accidents graves et mortels. L'article 186 du Règlement sur la santé et la sécurité du travail (RSST) vise à encadrer des interventions, notamment de maintenance, de réparation et de réglage en complément de l'article 182 qui, lui, régit les interventions de production en interdisant l'accès aux zones dangereuses et en assurant l'arrêt des éléments mobiles en cas de présence de travailleurs dans ces zones dangereuses. Cette activité de recherche vise à étudier l'application de l'article 186 du RSST. Elle a pour premier objectif de dresser un bilan des connaissances et des recommandations de la littérature sur les modes de fonctionnement à énergie réduite, notamment en termes de valeurs de vitesse, de force/effort, de pression, et de température. Le second objectif de l'étude est de comprendre la mise en œuvre de l'article 186 du RSST, grâce à des observations en usine.

Source: http://www.irsst.qc.ca/publications-et-outils/publication/i/100840/n/securite-machines-interventions-vitesse-efforts-reduits

Guidance on the Safe Use of Tractors and Machinery on Farms

This guidance is intended for all those who use tractors and machinery in Irish farming. The scope includes their use on dairy, beef, sheep, equine, pig, poultry, mushroom and tillage farms, plant nurseries and vegetable producers.

Source: http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Latest_Publications/Guidance_on_the_Safe_Use_of_Tractors_and_Machinery_on_Farms.63341.shortcut.html

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