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There are many hazards associated with working at or near a conveyor, including:
When working near any conveyor:
Gravity conveyors include those that have rollers, wheels or chutes where objects move by gravity or momentum only.
"Powered" or "power" conveyors include the use of belts, live rollers, slats, or buckets.
When working with aerial conveyors:
When working with bucket conveyors:
When working with pneumatic conveyors:
When working with portable conveyors:
When working with movable conveyors:
Yes. If working at a conveyor or belt, repetitive motions, reaching, and lifting may lead to Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD) especially when movements are done quickly and for a long period of time. The following case studies are available as examples and the information can be applied to a variety of situations: