Lately, the standards have changed for table saws.
Table saws are an incredibly dangerous tool, responsible for over 66,000 injuries per year.
That’s why industry and federal regulators are considering a requirement for a product called “SawStop,” which stops the saw as soon as it touches human flesh. The process works surprisingly well and can effectively prevent lost fingers.
The safety mechanism could increase costs by as much as $100-$200 per saw, but even with those economic impacts business owners could really benefit from making the change.
Replacing and updating tools known for being harmful can save thousands of dollars in workers’ compensation costs, lost time, and an able workforce – not to mention it’s a key step to maintaining a healthy and appreciative staff.
If you have been injured by a table saw or any other dangerous tool while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation to help you recover.
Our attorneys can help you with your workers’ compensation claim. Contact us today to talk about your case for free.