We seek to eliminate harm on our people, the public and the whole enviroment.

The primary goal of safety is to manage risk, eliminating or reducing it to acceptable levels. Risk is the combination of the probability of a failure event, and the severity resulting from the failure.

For instance, the severity of a particular failure may result in fatalities, injuries, property damage, or nothing more than annoyance. It may be a frequent, occasional, or rare occurrence.

Safety attempts to reduce the frequency of failures, and ensure that when failures do occur, the consequences are not life-threatening. For example, bridges are designed to carry loads well in excess of the heaviest truck likely to use them. This reduces the likelihood of being overloaded. Most bridges are designed with redundant load paths, so that if any one structural member fails, the structure will remain standing. This reduces the severity if the bridge is overloaded.

Ideally, safety starts during the early design of a system. Safety engineers consider what undesirable events can occur under what conditions, and project the related accident risk.

They may then propose or require safety mitigation requirements in specifications at the start of development or changes to existing CAD designs or in-service products to make a system safer. This may be done by full elimination of any type of hazards or by lowering accident risk.

Far too often, rather than actually influencing the design, safety engineers are assigned to prove that an existing, completed design is safe.

If the engineers discovers significant safety problems late in the development process, correcting them can be very expensive. This type of error has the potential to waste large sums of money and likely more important, human lives and environmental damage.

Thus these general safety tips must be highly considered

  • Safety glasses with side shields must be worn at all times.
  • Do not wear loose clothing, loose neckwear or exposed jewelry while operating machinery.
  • Pull back and secure long hair. (Use hair net or ball cap)
  • Do not wear thin fabric shoes, sandals, open-toed shoes, and high-heeled shoes.
  • A machinist's apron tied in a quick release manner should be worn.
  • Always keep hands and other body parts a safe distance away from moving machine parts, work pieces, and cutters.
  • Use hand tools for their designed purposes only.
  • Report defective machinery, equipment or hand tools to supervisor.
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