Conveyor Safety Over The Years

By Adrianna | November 19, 2012

Triumph International AG Wienerstraße 121-123 A-2700 Wiener NeustadtConveyor systems are nothing new if you’ve ever been by any large industrial endeavor, be it mining or more general material handling. As OSHA safety standards have improved over the years, it’s interesting to see what safeguards were put in place, and what was deemed acceptable in the workplace from then to now. So we scoured the web a bit for videos, pictures and stories on conveyor safety and have assembled what we thought to be an interesting, if sometimes disturbing collection of conveyor history.

First, here is a video from the National Coal Board from the 1960s showing some truly dangerous conditions and pounding home the danger by running some mannequins through the exposed (and extremely low hanging) conveyors in one of their facilities.



Now, compare that to the level of safety put forth in this far more modern video for recycling workers in Sacramento, a decidedly less dangerous working environment. Needless to say, this is an improvement.



Of course, with the advent of the digital age, some companies even offer the opportunities for employees to create their own safety videos, and while conveyor safety is serious business, some lighthearted takes can also be used as an educational tool.



Interesting reading on conveyor safety

Images on conveyor safety


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