PBS Releases Belt Conveyor Injury Hazards Report

July 28, 2017

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PBS Releases Belt Conveyor Injury Hazards Report
Read Powder & Bulk Solids' Belt Conveyor Injury Hazards Report to learn how to prevent accidents in your operation. Image courtesy of Kevin Hannessen

Dry processing and bulk handling technology publication Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) released a report identifying the causes and types of common nonfatal injuries among workers who use belt conveyor equipment. PBS’ document also includes a list of suggestions from safety regulators to prevent belt conveyor-related injuries.

Analyzing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 2011 to 2015, PBS found that the majority of the 6080 nonfatal belt conveyor-related injuries occurred in manufacturing or trade, transportation, or utilities settings.

While hands were found to be the most common body part impacted in belt conveyor injuries, other areas of the body are at risk, the data indicates. An average of 660 hand injuries occurred each year during the sample period.

To learn more about the risks workers face when using belt conveyors and ways to prevent incidents, click here to download the full report.

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