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Working with table saws carries significant potential for injury. In several recent Manitoba incidents, the guard was removed from the table saw and the operator made contact with the blade. These cases resulted in amputation of fingers and serious lacerations to the workers.Prevention measuresFor every workplace in which a machine or tool is used, the employer must develop and implement safe work procedures, as outlined in Part 16 of the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation. For assistance in developing these procedures, visit SAFE Work Procedure Templates.
SAFE Work Manitoba reminds employers that they must:
For additional measures, review: Tip Card - Working with a Table Saw
Hazard Alert 05-17 - Table Saws.pdf
SAFE Work Manitoba is the public agency dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness.
Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.