HITE Engineering offers services to evaluate the adequacy of currently installed guarding on woodworking machinery as well as provides customized improvements for the protection of employee safety. More accidents occur with woodworking machines than any other type of machine due to inadequate guards and safety devices. Woodworking machines often have high-speed cutters which cannot be entirely enclosed and have unsafe guarding.
Woodworking accidents commonly happen at circular saws, planing machines, vertical spindle-moulding machines and band saws. If it is not possible to prevent access to dangerous parts of machinery using fixed guards alone, HITE will provide appropriate recommendations such as: