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SUPERVISOR WSPS.CA 130-BPS-08-IGOT © 2024, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) | 905 614 1400 1 Conveyor Safety What Supervisors Need to Know Conveyors are a piece of equipment designed to help move articles or materials from one area to another. There are many kinds of conveyors that are used for moving different materials or things. The movement of items can present a wide variety of workplace hazards, including crush and entanglement hazards. Injuries can occur when equipment is not guarded or when workers work in an unsafe manner. 1. Guarding on running nip and entanglement hazards. 2. Guards on sides of conveyors. 3. Belt in good condition. 4. E-stop within easy reach of operator. Supervisor Responsibilities Perform regular inspections of conveyors looking for damage. Ensure missing guards or damage is replaced or repaired according to manufacturer specifications and reviewed by an engineer when necessary. Ensure workers working with conveyors are trained to safely use the equipment and report damage. 1 3 2 4

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