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Document ID (ISN)69413
CIS number 97-1333
ISSN - Serial title 0723-7561 - Die BG
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meisenbach J.
Title Accidents that occur in spite of safety devices - Who is at fault: Users or planners?
Original title Unfńlle trotz Schutzeinrichtungen. Fehler der Benutzer oder Fehler der Planer? [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1996, No.10, p.680-683. Illus.
Internet access 97-1333.pdf [in German]
Abstract This article describes an accident in which a worker was severely injured. The worker did not use the emergency stop device of an automatic welding machine to restore a halted flow of material. This accident is used to illustrate mistakes made by the designers of machines and safety devices. The major goal should be a design of safety devices which ease machine operation rather than make it more difficult. A user-friendly design induces workers to obey safety instructions and use safety devices. In addition, it is recommended to check the use of safety devices and the regular application of safe working methods by the workers.
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; emergency stop devices; safety by design; causes of accidents; disobeying safety instructions; safety planning
Descriptors (secondary) accident descriptions; safety engineering
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Safety devices