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Dangers of Operating Heavy Machinery with Cracked Glass

Last updated 6 years ago

Cracks, nicks, and chips in the windshield of an industrial piece of equipment might not make you think twice—after all, these machines are meant for the heaviest of jobs and are built with rugged construction. However, there are some important things to know about the risks of operating heavy equipment when its glass has been compromised:

Legal Liability

In America, labor unions and federal organizations are constantly regulating the construction, freight, and manufacturing industry for more rigid safety code compliance. Not only is it possible that you may be breaking the law by letting an operator work with compromised equipment, but you may also be infringing upon civil labor rights agreed upon by the union. There is no easy and affordable way to end a lawsuit, so don’t take this unnecessary risk—have all chipped glass fixed immediately.

Cost of Failure

A catastrophic failure event, such as when a windshield or other glass paneling shatters and injures an operator, often brings about the aforementioned lawsuits. In the best-case scenario, only the operator of the rig will be injured, but what if this operator is working a crane moving tons of freight? An incapacitated operator could jeopardize an entire business if a preventable accident occurs that results in several injuries and extensive property damage. 

Worker-Supervisor Relations

Workers that know they don’t have to worry about infringement on their rights and safety are free to work with a focus that is rewarding for both employee and employer. Protect your employees as well as your business investment by having damaged glass repaired immediately.

Glass on the Move has been in business for over three decades providing the greater Oakland area with the best auto glass repair services. Call us at (510) 338-4791 for more information about our award-winning service and expertise. Remember, at Glass on the Move, our customers’ satisfaction is our number-one priority.



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