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Extrusion Hazards and Risk Reduction

Alan Bartelt- ALCOA INC

Track: MANAGEMENT ISSUES - Safety and Education

ABSTRACT --- This paper will present some of the hazards associated with the
operation and maintenance of aluminum extrusion presses. It will include types of
injuries that have occurred around extrusion presses and what their affect has been on
the performance of the operation. Unsafe working conditions and practices will also be
discussed, along with operating and maintenance safety procedures and how they help
reduce the risk of injuries. Contractor safety techniques will be presented to reflect the
attitude and vision of the operation. Tool breakage and prevention of such, and fire
prevention relating to press hydraulic systems will be presented. Accountability for safe
operations will be identified.

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