In your safety inspection of the worksite, you notice in the carpenter shop that the radial saw’s guard has been removed. The shop foreman states that the guard is preventing him from cutting lumber for a special project that must be completed before the end of the week. The foreman assures you that only a qualified operator will use the saw without the guard, and the saw will be locked out when not in use so that no one else can operate it. As the safety manager, can you support this action and condition? Why, or why not?
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.