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Safety: What is unique about an electric motor service facility?

Publication date: 
August 2018
Chuck Yung, EASA Senior Technical Support Specialist
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As anyone who is familiar with insurance inspectors, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory bodies knows, there are rather unique dangers in the electromechanical repair industry. Balancing machines and test panels are high on the list.

Both require easy access – and both pose significant risk to personnel. In most circumstances, unguarded rotating machinery and temporary electrical connections are cause for great concern.

Service center equipment