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Extreme Safety Issues in Chinese Factories [photos]

August 7, 2014

 by Renaud Anjoran

It has been written that Chinese workshops are operated in the same conditions as European and American factories of the early 20th Century. There is probably truth in that statement. But the state of technology has evolved and has created new risks.

We thought we'd share a few photos so that readers understand what the situation here on the ground is really like.

A rotating arm protruding from a machine: make sure you don't wear a scarf, and tie your hair carefully!

Protruding rotating tool


Electricity, a welding tip on the floor, and stagnant water: a recipe for electrical shocks.

Welding equipment on floor close to water


A broom, paint cans, and cigarette butts... A risky cocktail!Smokers below the stair case


Oh, and don't count on fire extinguishers. The door is blocked!Hidden fire extinguishers


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Renaud Anjoran

Renaud Anjoran

10 years experience in China.
President, China Manufacturing Consultants.
Audited and/or consulted for hundreds of factories in China.
Author of well-read blog, Quality Inspection Tips.

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