Assessment of Technical Safety of Employees During the Operation of the Laser Cutter

  • 1 Czestochowa University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering and Materials Technology, Poland

Abstract

The operation of various types of machinery and equipment constituting a material work environment exposes employees to many different hazards (especially mechanical hazards). According to the Polish law, the basic duty of both machine manufacturers and employers is to limit the level of these hazards and to provide employees with broadly understood safety. The article presents the basic issues related to the technical safety of laser cutter operators on the example of a selected industrial plant. Technical and organizational solutions used to reduce the level of risk associated with the use of the selected machine were assessed.

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