The Anatomy of a Machine Guarding Project
Machine operators suffer approximately 18,000 injuries and 800 deaths per year—a stat from ICW Insurance Companies—and year after year, machine guarding violations show up on OSHA’s top 10 list of most frequent citations.
How to spot and avoid common press brake hazards
Let’s not kid ourselves. No matter how well we guard our press brakes and no matter how experienced operators are, every time they stand in front of a machine and bend parts, they are [...]
Safe and round with tube and pipe handling?
Tube and pipe fabricators often take safety risks that wouldn't fly in other facilities Awareness of the hazards associated with press brakes and stamping presses has improved dramatically over the last decade. An emphasis [...]
10 questions to ask for safeguarding success
How shops can manage the complexities of machine safeguarding Machine safeguarding is becoming an increasingly intricate proposition for today’s manufacturer. Complex manufacturing and safeguarding technologies along with numerous safety standards and regulations challenge shop [...]