Every year, many workers are victims of work-related accidents because they are exposed to numerous hazards posed by the machines they operate and their work environment.
At the IRSST the researchers in Mechanical and physical risk prevention field focus specifically on the assessment and reduction of physical and mechanical risks that could jeopardize worker health and safety, taking into account workers’ interaction with the machines around them and their work environment.
Here is some Guides and Technical Awareness-Raising Tools produced by the IRSST which will may be useful to your organization.
A technical guide that covers the use and features of different blow nozzles installed on air guns.
This simple tool will help you to check the safeguards for horizontal plastic injection molding machines. Developed to support companies in the plastics processing industry in their efforts to prevent accidents involving horizontal plastic injection molding machines, the document can also serve in the training offered to the personnel and to students in plastics processin.
This technical data sheet provides companies with a mean of verifying the content of a lockout program. Lockout is defined in CSA Z460-05 as the placement of a lock or tag on an energy-isolating device in accordance with an established procedure, indicating that the energy-isolating device is not to be operated until removal of the lock or tag in accordance with an established procedure.
This document presents the means available for safeguarding hydraulic power press brakes, while emphasizing the two most recent solutions: the safety light curtain and the laser beam device. It is aimed at everyone involved in the decision-making process relating to the safeguarding of hydraulic power press brakes: engineers, company owners, OHS inspectors, etc.