Paper Machine General Safety

SKU: C-483Duration: 34 Minutes Certificate Included

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Course Details


Training Time: 34 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

There are many hazards associated with paper making and converting facilities. Equipment and process hazards can be minimized by the use of safety guarding, personal protective equipment, safety training, and standardized procedures. Personal behaviors are also important because they play a major role in safety. This course details some common hazards and hazardous situations found in papermaking and converting facilities and describes methods for minimizing or avoiding these hazards.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the common dangers in a papermaking environment
  • Describe injury preventative measures, including PPE, lockout/tagout, emergency stops, and good housekeeping

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What dangers are present in papermaking and paper converting facilities?
Pinch points, nips, sharp surfaces, hot surfaces, slips, trips, falls, airborne particles, high noise levels, chemicals, confined spaces, water and air hoses, and fires.

What behaviors can contribute to injuries?
Complacency due to routine, taking shortcuts to save time, and lack of focus or distractions can contribute to injuries.

What are the leading causes of fall injuries?
Objects left on the floor, slippery fluids on the floor, insufficient or missing railings, incorrect ladder use, insufficient fall protection, and people being unaware of their surroundings.

Why is paper dust hazardous?
Dust can accumulate and create a slippery surface. When airborne, it can get into opertor's eyes or cause respiratory problems. Dust is also a risk for fire or explosion.

What precautions can be taken to avoid paper machine hazards?
Hazards can be avoided by wearing the proper PPE, following LOTO procedures, and maintaining good housekeeping. E-stops should be used when there is imminent or actual danger to personnel or equipment.

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Papermaking and paper converting facilities have many dangers including: pinch points, nips, sharp surfaces, hot surfaces, slips, trips, and falls, airborne particles, high noise levels, chemicals, confined spaces, water and air hoses, and fires. In addition to equipment hazards, personnel behaviors can also contribute to injuries such as: not focusing on the task or distractions, taking shortcuts to save time, and complacency due to routine. In many cases, the use of guarding, personal protective equipment or PPE, and approved safety procedures will help minimize the risk associated with these dangers. The following pages will detail these common hazards and situations in a papermaking or paper converting facility.

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