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#1 posted 1168 days ago

Bottom line is you (as the company) are held responsible for whatever someone does on the shop floor.

Supervisors… are supposed to supervise, and not allow running without guards and such. Not saying I don’t take guard off in my home shop myself.

Basically they say the supervisor should have seen and stopped it. And/Or they should have documented the employee was clueless….doesn’t follow the safety rules and ultimately fired them.
NOT DOING SO – - MEANS YOUR COMPANY CULTURE APPROVES OF THIS WAY OF WORKING… hence a fine!

If you push people to cut corners – and something goes sour – you don’t get to in the same breath say it was all the employees fault.

I have never seen a cabinet company that didn’t have Greedo’s obsolete tablesaw there.

Certainly they also had large panel saws as well – but many woud use the big saws to knock down goods to managable pieces, then use the table saw for custom work, and fitting, making dado’s and even some moulding heads.
So Saw Stop would not be laughed out of there.

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