Must supervisor ensure safety during vendor training sessions?

April 2010
Safety Alert for Supervisors;4/19/2010, Vol. 7 Issue 163, p1
The article discusses an incident wherein a worker's hand was crushed after mistakenly turning on a device. The worker is being trained to operate a machine that is designed to be operated by a one person. The supervisor argued that the vendor should be fined since it is their responsibility to ensure safety during training. As a result, the company's argument that the point of operation did not need to be guarded since only one person would have been working the equipment once the training was completed has been dismissed.


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