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Southern Cotton Ginners Association Gin Safety Surveys, 1992-1996

Larry Davis


Southern Cotton Ginners Association started collecting injury data in 1992 to determine the extent of injuries in member gins. Gins having no lost time injuries for the year receive safety plaques. These surveys in turn show me where to place emphasis in gin safety programs during the next year. Surveys have shown that finger and hand injuries are the most frequently injured body parts. The largest number of injuries occur in the press area of the gin. The few deaths occurred most often in the press area. Falls were the prevailing cause of accidental deaths during the period. Programs based on injury data when implemented by gins have decreased accidents. The percentage of gins returning safety surveys has risen during this period while the percentage of lost time injuries has declined. Surveys helped to direct our efforts in having safer gins with more effective safety programs.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1998 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 480 - 481
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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