Safety Concerns with Electric Molding Machines

This question recently found my inbox…

We are getting some new electric molding machines… are there any unique safety concerns we should consider?
My Response
In most respects, electric molding machines are much safer. There are no pressurized fluids, less noise, and fewer sources of potential energy.
The big difference will be in the safety switches… the machine is likely to have more electrical safety interlocks on both the front and back gates.
You should be able to incorporate this into your general safety training program.
Additional Thoughts
Since the electric molding machine components only make noise when they are in motion, the machine can seem ‘off’ when it is actually running.
You can easily incorporate this concern into your in-house safety training program as well.

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