Recently there has been a high number of MIOSHA reportable injuries due to kickbacks while using pipe saws. Almost all of these incidents have resulted in serious injuries, missed time, and MIOSHA citations. Although they have not always been the saw operator’s fault and they are not always explainable, there are things that can be done to minimize the risks.
This is a great time of year to perform a Toolbox Talk with affected employees to cover the material.
If you have any questions, or would like to perform the Toolbox Talk on this topic or any topic, contact MITA’s Director of Safety and Compliance Greg Brooks at 517-507-2531 or email@example.com.