Keeping personnel away from live voltage is foundational to electrical safety. More importantly, electrical safety demands a precise answer to the question, ?Is voltage present?? Workplace Electrical Safety has found its way to every facet of our electrical world. Manufacturers eagerly seek design changes in electrical equipment that are more compatible with the NFPA 70E standards. Maintenance departments need to keep equipment running, so they look for smarter, safer and more productive ways to achieve those goals.
Machine safety is one of the most rapidly growing areas of importance in industrial automation. New and improved safety strategies offer you a way of improving your productivity and competitiveness. Rather than an after-thought added to meet regulations, safety has become an integral part of machine functionality.
Electrical Safety Includes: PPE, ARC Flash Studies, and Lockout/Tagout Products and Standards
The Control of Hazardous Energy with Lockout/Tagout (29 CFR 1910.147)
Machine SafeGuarding Includes, Safety Components / Network Based Safety / Guarding Standards and Services
Estimating the financial costs in advance of an injury is difficult. OSHA's interactive $afety Pays website offers assistance.
According to a poll by the Liberty Mutual Group:
Example: Assume that a company has annual sales of $10 million with an 8% pre-tax profit margin. For a single accident resulting in an amputation, $afety Pays estimates the costs of the injury as follows:
The additional sales revenue necessary to cover these costs is: $570,100
Having a safety assessments can help you comply with both current and emerging standards. Once a safety assessment is complete, you are provided with complete documentation and remediation suggestions.
There's more to safety than simply installing a guard or safety light curtain. Properly executed, safety pays big dividends.
Integration and Implementation - You require options to get started, from just a safety seminar to product selection to a complete solution that brings it all together.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with you for a safer, more productive, and profitable future.
Arc Flash Happens - Arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur.
Deenergize - The most effective and fool-proof way to eliminate the risk of electrical shock or arc flash is to simply deenergize the equipment.
Test First Then Touch - You may not get a second chance to learn this important lesson. Turning off the power isn?t enough, test every circuit first.
Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) - Understand your workplace safety regulations. Failure to comply with these procedures is one of the top OSHA violations every year. Learn how to create and implement an effective LOTO program to stay current with the latest industry regulations.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Knowing what PPE must be issued in your work environment is crucial to safety. Gloves, respirators, safety glasses, protective foot wear and other PPE equipment is your first line of personal defense..
Each product with integrated safety assists in lowering the overall costs and increases prodcuctivity based on simplification of the system and ease of troubleshooting, replacement and integration.