What Would You Charge For A Loss Control Inspection Of A Large Sawmill?
Is the electrical breaker box switch for the electric motor for this saw blade LOCKED OFF?
Working in a sawmill is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. The equipment poses numerous hazards. Massive weights and falling, rolling, and/or sliding logs can be very dangerous. The woodworking operations of a sawmill can also be hazardous, particularly when machines are used improperly or without proper safeguards. Woodworking employees often suffer from the following injuries: lacerations, amputations, severed fingers, and blindness. Wood dust, and chemicals used for finishing products, may cause skin and respiratory diseases.
Dust can a huge problem at sawmills. Search Google and you will find more than a hundred videos showing exploding sawmills caused by combustible dust.
DOWNLOAD a PowerPoint presentation on Combustible Dust in the Timber Products Industry. This presentation shows the level of expertise required to evaluate the risk for a fire or explosion at a sawmill. The inspector should ask for a copy of the last loss control inspection report.
Compliance with all OSHA safety standards are so very important.
Be sure to get a Google Earth overhead view of the sawmill to estimate the size of the job.
The loss control inspection of a sawmill requires significant training and experience. Some loss control order mills are sending out these very technical inspections to field inspectors who have no or very little loss control training and experience. They are hurting their clients and underpaying the field service inspectors. They are paying inspectors very low fees for very complicated loss control inspections. The loss control inspection for a large sawmill might take a day, or more, onsite and and a half-day to write the report and recommendations.