In the face of global competition, fabricators are looking for new ways to lower per-piece costs. While automation is one option, another attactive opportunity is machine safeguarding. Having proper safetyguarding in place can not only reduce accidents, it can increase a fabricator's overall productivity and profitability, eliminate costly OSHA violations and legal expenses, and lower insurance premiums.
To help fabricators gain a better understanding of safeguarding two of the most widely used machines in their industry -- press brakes and power presses -- Rockford Systems will host a mini-webinar titled "Safeguarding Basics: Press Brakes and Power Presses." Attendees will learn how to meet or exceed OSHA, ANSI and NFPA standards, while reducing operational costs, and preventing employee accidents on these machines. Although existing safety standards address operation of press brakes and power presses, injuries and amputations among press operators are still occurring with alarming frequency.
The live, complimentary mini-webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM CT. It will be led by Roger Harrison, Director of Training for Rockford Systems, and an expert on OSHA, CFR, ANSI and NFPA safety standards. The presentation will last 30 minutes, followed by a 5-10 min Q&A.
This informative, free webinar will specifically cover:
- The details of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.217 and 29 CFR 1910.212, and ANSI B11.3-2012, Safety Requirements for Power Press Brakes
- Safeguarding techniques including light curtains, foot pedals, 2-handed controls, and camera-based laser vision systems
- Understanding the hazards of operating a press brake and how accidents occur when machinery is commissioned improperly or used carelessly.
Register for the "Safeguarding Basics: Press Brakes and Power Presses" webinar at:
The event will also be recorded and available for on-demand viewing at www.rockfordsystems.com.
About Rockford Systems
Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers innovative machine safeguarding solutions for organizations working with industrial machinery. As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. In addition, Rockford Systems provides complete Turnkey Machine Safeguarding Solutions, including machine safeguarding assessments, machine risk assessments, customized build-to-spec integration, over 10,000 safeguarding products, expert installation services, training and technical support, and ongoing compliance validation. Rockford Systems has improved the profitability of many of North America's largest companies by increasing compliance, reducing worker risk, enhancing productivity and decreasing costs.