Tube and pipe fabricators often take safety risks that wouldn’t fly in other facilities

Awareness of the hazards associated with press brakes and stamping presses has improved dramatically over the last decade. An emphasis on having a low workers’ compensation insurance modification factor as a prerequisite to winning contracts with FORTUNE 500 companies, the technological improvements in the safeguarding devices used to guard brakes and presses, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s enforcement of CPL 2-1.24 National Emphasis Program on Mechanical Power Presses have all been contributing factors.