What is the purpose of the e-stop button?

OSHA requires the presence of a means to immediately de-energize a machinery in case of emergency. The main purpose of an emergency stop button or e-stop button is to immediately shutdown a piece of machinery without causing additional hazards. In most cases, machines have e-stop buttons to comply with OSHA standard. These push buttons are typically located at control stations.

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