Heavy equipment is an integral part of many industries, but safe operation of this massive machinery requires comprehensive and consistent safety training. How can managers and supervisors strengthen their training programs to ensure operators and employees have the resources they need to stay safe on the job?
This article highlights six key misconceptions about machine safeguarding. ANSI / ISO 12100:2012 Safety of machinery – General principles for design – Risk assessment and risk reduction is the primary reference.
Machine Guarding (1910.212) was the ninth most-frequently cited agency standard in FY 2019. Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing was the most-cited industry for violations of 1910.212 in FY 2019, with 423 citations, 371 inspections and $2,409,690 in proposed penalties.
One momentary decision in a hazardous workplace forever changed the lives of a worker who suffered grievous injuries and the co-worker whose actions inadvertently led to that injury.
It also led to more than a quarter million dollars in fines against the company that employed them.
Free "Machine Safety Compliance 101" webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017
March 8, 2017
Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, today announced details for the next webinar in its online educational series: Machine Safety Compliance 101.
This free, interactive webinar takes an in-depth look at the major challenges facing managers today as they strive to better understand OSHA, ANSI and NFPA standards as they apply to metal working machinery, along with the steps involved in assessing and safeguarding potentially hazardous machinery to full compliance.
Painesville, Ohio-based Dyson Corp. failed to use machine safety procedures
August 25, 2015
A 23-year-old machine operator making nuts and bolts suffered a partial amputation of his right middle finger when it was caught in a machine at a Painesville manufacturer. He had only three weeks' experience with the equipment when the injury occurred.
We still don’t have the settings right and we need to get this filling machine running yesterday.” The lead technician yells out as if someone was there listening, but he’s working alone. Steven, a line mechanic with more than 25 years’ experience has seen this problem before, but this time it’s more difficult to identify the root cause and fix.