As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) increase, Rockford Systems, LLC wanted to make its customers aware of support options to help keep health and safety at the forefront of their organizations. 

First, Rockford Systems, LLC has implemented increased safety, sanitation and quality protocols above and beyond the already rigorous standards it maintains every day across its facilities, vehicles and associates. Employees who can work remotely are doing so, and field personnel are driving to customer sites whenever possible rather than using public transportation. Field personnel follow best social distancing practices, adhere to all recommended industrial hygiene protocols, and will wear when required additional protective equipment, such as masks, gloves or goggles, while performing onsite machine and combustions safety assessments and installations.

Remote safeguarding assessments
For companies with an immediate critical need due to an accident or OSHA citation or companies with less complex guarding requirements but are not allowing visitors, Rockford Systems offers Remote Safeguarding Assessments that are economical and virtual alternative to onsite assessments and offer the same comprehensive compliance reporting. This service is ideal for customers with a few basic cutting and turning machines, including drill presses, vertical mills, grinders, small lathes, saws, sanders and riveters. Although remote assessments have traditionally been limited to a few basic machines, Rockford Systems can support requests for a higher volume of machines to be remotely assessed to better meet needs.

Press Safety Inspections and Stop-Time Measurements
If an organization's production has slowed or stopped, now is the perfect time for regular maintenance and to schedule an annual safety inspection. The will determine if part-revolution punch presses and press brakes, and full-revolution punch presses, are in safe working order according to OSHA regulations and ANSI standards. Rockford Systems can conduct a series of onsite function tests including press stop times, safety distance measurements, and inspection of safeguards and controls. 

Free online learning resources
Although Rockford Systems has cancelled its onsite March and April Machine Safeguarding Seminars, it maintains a wealth of free online learning resources for continuous learning opportunities. Make productive use of remote work time by learning about machine and combustion safety concepts, techniques and best practices. Training videos and recorded webinars are available on the company's YouTube page. In addition, the company offers a library of blog posts, published technical articles and quick reference sheets.

Rockford Systems provides both Customer Service and Technical Support for customers to answer questions and troubleshoot issues. Please call 1-800-922-7533 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems LLC delivers industrial plant safety solutions for organizations using metalworking, automation, material handling or thermal processing in their operations. Since 1971, Rockford Systems has specialized in the design and installation of over 25,000 safeguarding solutions for industrial fabrication equipment and manufacturing systems that exceed applicable safety regulations and standards.

Rockford Systems offers trusted industrial turnkey safeguarding solutions including scalable assessments, audits and inspections, training and education, consulting and policy development, and over 10,000 safeguarding products.  Rockford Systems also provides turnkey combustion safety solutions including assessments and inspections, as well as standardized and customized valve safety trains.  These extensive risk reduction solutions enable organizations to dramatically improve compliance and worker safety while maintaining productivity.

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