Electrical Safety Systems and Solutions

SOLUTIONS

PERSONNEL SAFETY IS PRIORITY ONE

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

Machine SafeGuarding Includes, Safety Components / Network Based Safety / Guarding Standards and Services

  • ANSI/RIA 15.06 2012
  • EN 13849-1

Downloadable Safety Resources


THE COST OF SAFETY

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:

  • 61% of executives claim that for every dollar spent on investments in workplace safety, $3 are saved
  • 95% of the executives indicate workplace safety has a positive impact on a company's financial performance

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:

  • Average Direct Cost: $21,718
  • Average Indirect Cost: $23,890
  • Estimated Total Cost: $45,608

The additional sales revenue necessary to cover these costs is: $570,100

  • The next 5.7% of sales growth will go solely to pay for the total cost of the accident. If your pre-tax margins are less, the sales impact is even greater.
  • Indirect costs account for the majority of accident expenses but are not typically covered by insurance

DESIGNING YOUR SAFETY SOLUTION

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.

Assessments include:


  • Risk
  • Hazard
  • Arc Flash Analysis
  • CE Mark
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Stop Time
  • Safety Circuit
  • Process Safety

There's more to safety than simply installing a guard or safety light curtain. Properly executed, safety pays big dividends.

Solving the Safety Challenge
  • Education - Your employees need to understand machine and process safeguarding basics.
  • Assessment and Risk Identification - You need to know the hazards presented by your equipment and processes.  Our standards-based assessment process helps you build a foundation for a safer, more productive manufacturing operation.
  • Engineering and Design - You want proper safety circuit design and product selection to create a safe and productive manufacturing facility.
  • 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.

New Robotic Safety Standards January 1, 2015

  • Migration from EN954-1 ( Cat 1,2,3,4) to EN ISO 13849-1 Performance Level Safety and the Adoption of new Robot Safety Standard RIA 15.06 2012.
  • According to the New RIA 15.06 standard, Customers that design and build Robot Cells will need to provide a Risk Assessment in accordance with 13849-1 on January, 1 2015.

SAFETY TIPS

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..


RELY ON US FOR YOUR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Safety Requirments
  • Insulated Tools
  • Machine Guarding
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safety Inputs: Safety Switches, Limit Switches, Non-Contact Switches, Cable Pulling Switches, Trapped Key Interlocks, Pressure Sensitive Mats & Edges, Tongue, Hinge & Guardlocking Switches, E-Stops, Enabling Switches and Safety Light Curtains & Scanners.
  • Safety Logic Control: Process Safety Control System, Integrated Safety Controllers, Safety Relays, and Modular Configurable Safety Relays.
  • Safety outputs: Variable Frequency & Servo Drives, Indicators and Alarms, Safety Contactors, and ArcShield MCC

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.

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