Company duties to ensure press brake safety
(The following is taken from the employers reference manual of the "Press Brake Safety Compliance Kit," produced by the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association.)
Companies involved in metal fabrication assemble a wide variety of products - metal ductwork, architectural structures, roofing components, kitchen equipment, industrial-ventilation systems (and) metal frames. Many of the components involved in the production of these systems are fabricated using the press brake. The press brake operator, on a normal day, may be faced with hundreds of pieces of varying shapes, sizes and types of metal, which may undergo one of a series of bends on the press brake.