Machine safety

Relaunch of the website

The website offers cross sector information and tools both for manufacturers and users of machinery to prevent the defeating of safeguards. The content of the webpage is developed by the working group “defeating of safeguards” which consists of representatives of German social accident insurance institutions and is chaired by the institute for occupational safety and health. The content is made available in German and English alike.


Stop defeating - New explanatory film for machine manufacturers by DGUV

In the world of machines, safeguards are of crucial importance. But what happens when these safety devices themselves become a problem? The new explanatory film is aimed at manufacturers of machines and systems and highlights the challenges associated with defeated safeguards.


Safety Wrench - the safety key for locknuts in the food industry - awarded with the „BGN Prevention Prize 2018“

The Lübzer Brewery has been dealing with an occupational safety problem well known in the food industry: When working with jointed hook wrenches, such a wrench can slip off or tilt under the application of force and cause serious injuries.


Machine sheet: angle grinder

In Austria, the employee protection law provides the occupational health and safety care for all employees regardless of the size of the company. For workplaces with up to 50 employees, the Austrian Workers´ Compensation Board (AUVA) offers the preventive service called "AUVAsicher" free of charge. In 2017, more than 280 preventative specialists (occupational physicians and safety specialists) travelled throughout Austria to work with companies to develop measures to improve safety and health.


A safe sawmill

This informative brochure addresses to workers employed in sawmills (early woodworking facilities). It describes how to perform the activity in a safe way.


ISSA-Instruction Working at machines

Working at machines may be dangerous for safety and health. Therefore, at least some basic information about dangerous points are required. This short safety instruction can be used to highlight specific aspects of handling machines at the workplace, in particular for small and medium sized enterprises. 


The appropriate use of my work equipment

The prevention tool was produced within the framework of the second regional « health at work » plan of the Region Alsace by the working group « Safeguarding physical health ». This leaflet is directed at the users of working equipments. It approaches a well known set of problems.


Safety Flyer

The present safety flyers are addressed to enterprises (users, press installers, employers) as well as to safety experts and safety & health authorities.

The safety flyers give short information about the requirements set in regulation but also about new technologies (servo presses, hybrid presses).


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