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Rockford Systems' Seminars

For numerous years, we have been educating corporations, throughout the world, on machine safeguarding. Every year, hundreds of people attend these seminars. Participants come from a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, insurance, government, aerospace, and consulting.

Immediate benefits:

  • Understand how to safeguard your machines to meet the standards and best safety practices
  • Determine the best types of safeguards for your applications and production requirements
  • Learn what OSHA looks for during inspections
  • Be able to perform a machine risk assessment and hazard analysis
  • Gain insights on how to incorporate ergonomics into your safeguarding methods
  • Obtain safeguarding resources which can be used after the seminar

Machine Safeguarding Seminar

According to safety standards, when a machine creates a hazard to operators and other employees in the machine area, it must be safeguarded. Rockford Systems offers a machine safeguarding seminar to teach people in positions of responsibility how to safeguard the point of operation and other machine hazards to meet these safety standards. This 2½-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also discussed.

Another section of the machine safeguarding seminar provides basic safeguarding guidelines for other metalworking machines using the ANSI B11-series safety standards.

Seminars combine classroom discussion with demonstrations of machines under power. Hands-on experience with these machines and visual aids, including slides and videos, are also used. These teaching methods enable the participants to interpret the OSHA and ANSI standards as they relate to their specific machine applications and production requirements.

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Training Center

Our training center contains a number of machines including power presses, press brakes, an engine lathe, a Bridgeport Mill, a drill press, a grinder, spot welders, and a riveter. Most of these machines are equipped with more than one type of safeguarding so the students can see how different safeguards can be applied and used.

Training Instructors

Our instructors are well-qualified, having many years of exposure to the machine tool industry. Their experience comes from working in the field with plant engineers, safety directors, and plant managers. Instructors are also involved with the writing and reviewing of various ANSI B11-series safety standards for machine tools.

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Floor Supervisors
  • Design Engineers and Managers
  • Production and Manufacturing Engineers
  • Safety Directors and Engineers
  • Safety Specialists
  • Loss-Control Engineers
  • Plant Managers
  • Die Setup Crew
  • Setup/Operators


These seminars are held at our Rockford, Illinois, training center, which is located 65 miles northwest of Chicago O'Hare Airport.

Driving Directions, Transportation, Maps, and Lodging

Click the links below for driving directions, a map of the hotels and Rockford Systems, a detailed map of the hotel area, and information on air transportation, ground transportation, and lodging.

On-Site Seminar

On-site seminars can be presented at your company and tailored to the types of machines in your plant. Please contact our training department for details.

Registration Fee and Information

The registration fee is $595 per person. This fee includes the seminar presentation and demonstrations, seminar materials, guard-opening scales, safety distance guide, food and beverages during breaks, lunch on the first two days, and a certificate of completion.

The registration fee does not include other meals, lodging, or transportation. Maps and a list of over 15 hotels are provided for students to make their own hotel reservations.

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Quotes from past participants:

  • "The seminar has a lot of information on the safety of presses. Anyone with a press operation needs to attend."
  • "It was what I expected very informative."
  • "Instructors are very knowledgeable."
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar and picked up a lot of very valuable information."
  • "Excellent presentation."
  • "Best training I've had in years."
  • "This seminar is, perhaps, the most comprehensive coverage that I have heard on this subject. The course is a 'must' for anyone involved in machinery guarding or operational set-up."
  • "The hands-on experience was great!"
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