Conveyors are one of the most common types of equipment used in manufacturing. Injuries caused by conveyors are common, and often severe. Injuries caused by conveyors are common, and often severe. To learn more about reducing the risks associated with conveyors, see the following resources.
Conveyor Belt Accidents and Injuries Maritime work is dangerous and risky, and this is nowhere truer than aboard commercial shipping vessels. This is the most dangerous of all jobs, maritime and otherwise.
This circular highlights the hazards associated with belt conveyor nip points that are exposed or can become exposed to people when conventional peripheral guards are removed. A recent accident and inspections at mines have indicated that these hazards are not always being recognised, and serious
Conveyor belts are one of the most effective means of transporting bulk materials. Because persons are working with a movable piece of equipment, there is a very serious chance of injury or death if employees are not trained on how to work around conveyor belts.
This family of responsive conveyor belt tracking systems mitigates misalignment, rather than correcting it after the fact -- even on reversing belts -- to promote conveyor efficiency and safety. A mistracking belt can contact the mainframe, seriously damaging both the belt and the structure
Martin Engineering manufactures products that are the best in the business at keeping conveyor belts safe for workers, including products that protect workers from pinch and nip points, as well as burns and abrasions from contact with the belt.
If working at a conveyor or belt, repetitive motions, reaching, and lifting may lead to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) especially when movements are done quickly and for a long period of time. The following case studies are available as examples and the information can be applied to …
The full range of conveyor components – rollers, pulleys, idlers and garlands and conveyor accessoires, such as belt cleaners and safety and control devices – keep conveyor systems running efficiently and safely around the
The moving edge of the belt can, itself, be a hazard, and personnel need to be protected from spilt, ejected or falling objects, especially where conveyors run overhead such as is common in the white goods and automotive industries.
A conveyor belt is the carrying medium of a belt conveyor system (often shortened to belt conveyor). A belt conveyor system is one of many types of conveyor systems . A belt conveyor system consists of two or more pulleys (sometimes referred to as drums), with an endless loop of carrying medium—the conveyor belt—that rotates about them.
Safety Factsheet: Hazards of Conveyors Conveyors are used to transport materials ... Belt Conveyors Hazards: • belt‐conveyor drive mechanisms and conveying mediums • conveyor take‐up and discharge ends • where the belt or chain enters or exits the in‐going nip point • where the belt wraps around pulleys • snub rollers where the belt changes direction, such as takeups • where ...
Conveyor Maintenance Checklist. Here is a quick list to help you stay on top of maintenance for your conveyor system. While the system is in operation, check the following issues and refer to all relevant safety warnings and information:
Guards - Conveyor guards constitute one of the more common types of safety devices used for the protection of conveyors. Guards are coverings or barricades provided for safety purposes, such as gears, chains, or nip point guards.
Hazards: Conveyor take-up and discharge ends, where the belt or chain enters or exits the in- going nip point; where the belt wraps around pulleys; where the belt changes direction, such as take-ups; or where multiple conveyors are adjoined.
A conveyor belt fire of any size is a serious issue, not only because the belt or its contents may burn, but also because the length and movement of the belt can spread a fire a great distance in a very short time. One overheated bearing and a small amount of powdered material can quickly turn into a large-scale event. Even worse, in confined spaces, airborne particles can create the right ...
Key Questions. The following key questions are answered in this module: What are the different types of conveyors? The four most common types of conveyors are Roller conveyors, belt conveyors, chain conveyors, and screw conveyors.