Do You Understand Lockout Tagout Requirements?
You’ve probably heard of Lock Out Tag Out. You likely understand the basic concepts, but is your facility truly compliant with LOTO regulations? Are your employees as protected as they should be?

Machine Safeguarding. Are You Compliant?
Safety should be a number one priority for all manufacturing facilities. Not only from an ethical prospective (keeping your employees safe), but also from a fiduciary perspective.  

We are continuously seeing heavy fines being sanctioned on companies who are not in compliance with OSHA regulations. Last month we learned that Bruce Foods Corporation – a Mexican food manufacturer based in El Paso, Texas – was cited by OSHA after an employee suffered an amputation. The company now faces $194,350 in fines.

OSHA cited the company for 24 serious safety violations including failing to train employees in lockout/tagout procedures, inadequate machine guarding, lack of fall protection, and exposing employees to live electrical parts - all things that could have been easily avoided. 

Kinetix Integrated Motion on Ethernet/IP
Over the past decade safety has become a high priority on the plant floor, and this is great to hear. Why? It means that employers want you to go home at night healthy and safe. These days it seems like you can’t move without tripping a safety circuit on a machine and this has been changing the way we think about safety. With the advent of safety over Ethernet, we can monitor the safety system, make decisions, and notify people of problems faster than ever before. There is even an effort to include Collaborative Safety (where a person and a machine meet) as a focus moving forward to increase up-time.

Steps to Optimize Your Machine Safety Systems
Safety-system design, standard and technology changes now allow OEMs and end users to boost efficiencies and compliance and be more profitable.

It happens all the time: Machine safety systems are built to the incorrect safety level and create big problems in production.

Under-designed systems that fall short of the required safety level can put workers at risk. They also can generate big expenses from lost production time, worker-compensation costs and fines. On the other hand, over-designed systems can lead to unnecessarily complex and expensive machines. These machines are more difficult to operate, require more maintenance, may create nuisance trips and take up more space on the plant floor.

Automated Absence of Voltage Tester - 10 Seconds is All it Takes!
In today’s world, are you filled with challenges & obstacles everyday in regards to you electrical safety program? If you answer yes, we have a solution that will make your life a bit easier.  

Introducing the VeriSafe Absence of Voltage Tester by Panduit.  VeriSafe is the first of its kind voltage tester that determines the absence of voltage with just a push of a button. This revolutionary 2018 NFPA 70E compliant product automates the required six-step testing process in about ten seconds, enabling your plant to operate faster, safer, and more efficiently. Simplify safety with the superior technology of VeriSafe.

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