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8:07 pm
August 6, 2015
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Step Up to Greater Electrical Awareness

The 2015 changes to the NFPA 70E electrical-safety standard include new perspectives on maintenance, use of PPE, and terminology—all of which could have an impact on your operation. By Rick Carter, Executive Editor  Electrical-safety standards turn up regularly on OSHA’s Top 10 List of “Most Frequently Cited” violations each year. On the current list, dated October […]


2:35 pm
July 10, 2015
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Train, Audit Electrical Workers — It’s Mandatory

On-site audits and ongoing training determine whether your electrical workers meet industry qualifications and you’re complying with today’s strengthened electrical-safety standards. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor Electrical workers who lack the proper training and skills to do their jobs are a risky business proposition for operations. Research by the Ponemon Institute, Traverse City, MI, has found […]


5:39 pm
March 10, 2015
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Safety Products Showcase

Hard Hat With Back-of-Head Protection Honeywell’s North Force hard hat offers 24% more back-of-head coverage than standard Type I hard hats, according to the company. The patented shell design of the new design provides increased rear-head coverage without restricting range of motion, while an innovative rear-impact attenuator absorbs force to minimize injuries. The hard hat […]


6:17 pm
February 17, 2015
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Proper Risk Assessment Will Keep You in Compliance

The RIA R15.06 machine-guarding standard that took effect last month has important implications for manufacturers.  Assessing risk has always been an important safety consideration when developing and implementing industrial machinery. Thanks to the passage of the Robotic Industry Association (RIA) R15.06 standard in 2013, risk assessments just became even more important: They are now mandatory. […]


9:56 am
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 […]


2:44 pm
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 […]


3:34 pm
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, […]


3:46 pm
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 […]