Key-operated safety switches detect the opening of doors, gates, and/or removable covers that prevent access to dangerous machine parts. A removable stainless-steel key allows users to turn the control power off should any one of these areas be opened during machine operation. Brochure describes safety switch models and provides specifications and installation procedures for each.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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