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Don’t Be Another Statistic—Protect Your Machinery and Personnel

In 2022, OSHA reported 5,486 fatal industrial accidents. Many more accidents resulted in injuries or lost work productivity. These accidents may have been avoidable. Proper training and machine safeguarding could’ve prevented many of these accidents, reducing injuries, downtime, and deaths. Industrial safety starts with training. In addition to training, proper machine protection is another layer of protection. Safety audits can be performed on all machinery by employing or contracting a qualified machine safety expert. From there, appropriate components can be selected and installed.

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