What does "来" mean in "如果你不按照安全手续来的话，你可能会受伤的.
I usually have some sort of idea with these things, even when I'm wrong. But with this, I have no clue at all.
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In this example, it means
If you do not follow the safety procedures, you may be injured.
The following content is not rigorous, only for easier understand.
The basic means of
come to (here). The antisense of
go to (there).
到我家来。 Come to my home.
来 in this example means someone's
position will come to my home.
来 in your example means your
operate will come to the goal of safety procedures.
As was said above, 来 replaces a verb, and as your question suggsts ambiguity, perhaps it isn't integral to the meaning, and possibly debatably redundant if taken further:
如果你不按照安全手续.. 你会受伤. (abridged)
But here, 安全手续+来+的话 it ties bound units, as in ... 续, 来,看,来,听,来过来出来进来回来起来用来, 的 dynamically, and perhaps predicating the omitted.