Machinery Guarding Made Easy
OMRON Automation and Safety Posted 06/23/2011
Ever feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of making sure that the machinery in your facility is properly safeguarded?
You're not alone. Despite the fact that of the hundreds of enforceable OSHA standards only seven deal directly with guarding fixed machinery or equipment, in 2010 24% of OSHA's top 10 citations for manufacturing dealt with machine guarding violations. Those violations resulted in more than $6 million in proposed penalties.
Learn more about the impact of improperly guarded equipment, the root problems associated with machinery guarding, and - most importantly - a solution to machinery guarding challenges, in Ronald Allen's (CSP, PE) recently published article, Machinery Guarding Made Easy (www.EHSToday.com, April 18, 2011).