Pressroom Safety - page 7

6. The Press Drive incorporates an electrical emergency stop braking mechanism to minimize the time it takes
for the press to stop when a stop-ready/safe button is depressed.
The press manual is structured around safety and is meant to be kept with the press for continuous study by
1. The press should never be operated without proper training, experience, and authority.
2. The press should never be operated at unsafe speeds.
3. The press should never be operated from any awkward or unsafe position.
4. Always LOCK-OUT press when making adjustments, performing maintenance, or preparing for printing.
5. Never remove a press from " LOCK-OUT " until you are sure all personnel are clear of rotating and moving
6. Make sure you are clear of rotating or moving press parts when the warning alarm sounds. This indicates that
press start-up is about to occur.
7. Safety devices on the press protect the operator from harm and protect the press from damage. Never defeat
or bypass any mechanical or electrical safety device or interlock. They are for your safety and should be
functional at all times.
8. Guards and protective covers should never be opened when the equipment is running, nor should the
equipment be operated without the guards and covers properly installed. Never open or remove protective
guards or press parts that are secured by wrench-type fasteners unless the electrical power to the press
and/or air supply is locked out.
9. Moving parts of the press should never be touched while running. The press must be stopped and on
"LOCK-OUT" before any type of contact is made.
1. All maintenance procedures that involve removing or replacing equipment on the press or expose personnel
to hazardous moving mechanisms require that lockouts and tags be used on the power disconnects for all
types of power involved. On some presses lockouts may be required on more than one power source due to
the various kinds of equipment involved.
Lockouts and hazard identification tags must always be applied to the main power disconnect and/or
pneumatic air supply when any heavy maintenance or service is being performed. Tags identify the individual
who locked the system as well as their location and activity. Lockouts must disconnect all sources of energy
including electrical, and pneumatic when operations are performed that are not protected by standard
guarding. Note that some presses have multiple power sources such as twin drives, motorized KJ8A/KJ40
delivery, or accessory equipment. All must be locked out during servicing.
2. When using compressed air for cleaning, be sure to use OSHA complying nozzles. Also wear safety glasses
and a dust mask.
3. Do not use damaged, broken, or improper tools to work on the press. Always use the appropriate tools and
immediately replace those that are broken or worn.
4. Never attempt to hand lubricate the rotating machinery while it is in motion.
5. Tools, oil cans, supplies, rags, or any other materials used in maintenance or production should not be left
standing on press frames, housings, platforms, or in the aisles. Unrestrained objects may fall into the
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