Minor Injuries: the Tip of the Iceberg

Minor Injuries: the Tip of the Iceberg

Minor machine injuries are indicative of larger safety issues. When it comes to working around machines, a pinch just as easily could be an amputation.

Furniture giant Ashley Furniture Industries has been at the center of machine safety conversations since OSHA fined the company $1.76M in February.

More than 1,000 worker injuries – including multiple finger amputations – occurred at the company's Wisconsin site over the past 36 months. OSHA alleged the company didn't train workers on safety procedures and hazards present when servicing machinery, and did not equip some of its machines with readily accessible emergency stop

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