Six steps to designing safe conveyors — Part II
Does your belt conveyor operator ever hitch a ride on the moving belt? Is there a dangerous gap — large enough to catch a worker's fingers — between two powered rollers on your package-handling roller conveyor? Unsafe conveyors and conveying practices make for risky business.
This two-part article describes six steps for designing conveyors that will keep your workers safe, your equipment running, and your production rate up to speed. Part I, which appeared in the April 1998 issue, explains how conveyor accidents happen and covers the plant design team's conveyor safety responsibilities. Part II details the steps in developing a safety strategy.