What's the number one reason that Design News readers go the Internet, other than for work? According to a recent Design News study (May 2003), it's to seek information on hobbies. Nearly half (46%) of the respondents reported that they look for information on everything from antique cars to auto racing, to ham radios. The second most popular reason they go to the web is to participate in Internet auctions.
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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