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December 1, 2014
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5 Steps to a Safer Manufacturing Facility

A plant’s maintenance practices, attention to workplace safety and levels of employee morale and productivity are more closely linked than you might think. A manufacturing facility can be a dangerous place, especially if management doesn’t enforce strict safety protocol and maintenance checks. In general terms, your facility should be stocked with equipment for quick action […]

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November 21, 2014
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5 Steps to a Safer Manufacturing Facility

A manufacturing facility can be a dangerous place, especially if management doesn’t enforce strict safety protocol and maintenance checks. In general terms, your facility should be stocked with equipment for quick action when a safety hazard is spotted. Your personnel should understand when to act on a perceived danger and when to stand down. Moreover, you should understand the […]

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November 4, 2014
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Safe Machinery Design: Minimizing Risk in the Plant

Awareness of new design standards that increasingly call for safety to be “built-in” to modern machinery can help with purchase decisions and repairs. Today’s automated machinery—which includes all equipment driven by an electric motor—is designed to operate at considerably higher speeds than in the past. But in the race to meet production deadlines and budgets, […]

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September 29, 2014
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Frequently Cited OSHA Safety Violations (And How To Avoid Them)

Several types of violations make Top 10 lists year after year.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other organizations release periodic lists of violations to inform safety and facility managers of the most common violations that put workers at risk of injury or death. Some published lists focus on the previous year’s “Top […]

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August 1, 2014
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Forward Observations: Oil On the Tracks

By Rick Carter, Executive Editor If railroad tank cars carrying oil or volatile chemicals play a role in your operation—or even if they pass close to your plant—the time has come to view them as the potential safety hazards they are. A long-expected proposal from the Department of Transportation last month addresses the safety issue […]

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July 8, 2014
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Interlock Technology Improves Process Safety in Tanker Loading/Unloading Operations

Kirk Key’s (Kirk) Eagle Series interlocking products provide process-safety control in tanker loading and unloading operations. The company’s trapped key interlocking systems ensure that users follow a pre-determined sequence of operation for activating road, rail, and sea tanker control valves in oil refining, petro-chemical, pulp and paper, liquefied gas and other industrial applications. Kirk Eagle Series valve interlocks integrate […]

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June 18, 2014
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Non-Stop Safety Solution Benefits Small and Mid-Range Applications

HIMA has expanded its HIMax safety system product line with a CPU for small and mid-range applications. Announced in late 2013, the X-CPU 31 module is now available worldwide. According to the manufacturer, its original HIMax system featuring the X-CPU 01 with a separate system bus module is still appropriate for high-level safety applications. Smaller applications, however, will be able to benefit from the scalability […]

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May 16, 2014
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Remote Circuit-Breaker Racking Mitigates Arc-Flash Hazards

 By Tim Burttram, Plant Electrical Engineer, Cascade Steel With the threat of an arc flash incident at circuit breakers, distance can be an operator’s best friend. That’s one of the facts that led Cascade Steel to evaluate the latest offerings in remote circuit-breaker racking technology. The mill wanted a remote racking system that was quick […]

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