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August 2017

Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 3: Conveyors & Mechanical Presses

- August 29, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Welcome to the third blog in our four part machine safeguarding series. This blog will cover machine guarding and hazards associated with conveyors and mechanical power presses. These two  machines are used in a wide range of industries for many …  Read more …

Near Miss Examples Are All Around Us

- August 25, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Last month, the San Francisco airport nearly saw a horrible disaster. Luckily tragedy was avoided when the landing aircraft diverted away from a taxiway filled with planes ready to take off. I’m writing about this event because it is an …  Read more …

Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 2: Performing a Risk Assessment and Determining Controls

- August 23, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Welcome to the second blog in our four part series on machine safeguarding. In the first blog, we covered some of the basics of machine guarding. Here, we’ll focus on how to recognize hazards and performing a risk assessment Risk …  Read more …

Solar Eclipse Safety

- August 17, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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The solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 is not just a danger that parents of school kids need to be concerned with.  Adults will also be tempted to look into the sky on Monday.  As an employer, it’s your …  Read more …

Machine Safeguarding Series – Part 1: The Basics

- August 15, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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This is the first in a four part series of machine safeguarding blogs. Each blog will address a different aspect of machine guarding as it applies to some of the most common machines. This blog will focus on the basics …  Read more …

Diagnosis of an Incident – Electrical Control Panel Incident

- August 11, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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As a workplace safety expert, it’s important that you’re able to use a detective’s eye when evaluating the cause of an accident. Let’s take a look at a true case, and work backwards to determine how and why the incident occurred. …  Read more …