This book takes a systems approach to safe design, focusing on the system’s intent, purpose, and operation. Includes a chapter to "Defining Responsibilities for Conveyor Safety" for the plant owner, engineer-designer, contractor, sales representative, and conveyor manufacturer. Also discusses conveyor guarding and safety devices, warnings and instructions. This leads to the concluding case studies of design error, fragmented responsibilities, design change and other examples of how accidents can and do result from ill-defined assignment of final responsibility for providing adequate safety measures in an installation. These case studies also illustrate that the nuances and special details required for the planning, design and implementation of a safe conveyor system are often overlooked in considering conveyor safety as part of a general safety program.