Emergency Response Assessment
To help organizations needing emergency safeguarding support services, Rockford Systems offers emergency response services. Customers can schedule a remote or onsite assessment appointment for the same or the next business day following an unplanned downtime incident or employee accident, depending upon the severity of the situation.
The Emergency Response Assessment service is specifically designed for customers that need immediate safeguarding help following a serious incident involving a machine or when a critical production process has been shut down. It gives customers access to Rockford Systems’ safeguarding specialists, all of whom have extensive experience in CFR OSHA 1910, ANSI B11 series standards, and NFPA 79/70E compliance. Rockford Systems will quickly identify all safeguarding needs that require remediation and what OSHA safeguarding compliance gaps are to be filled.
In 2018 alone, OSHA issued 1,969 safety citations for machine guarding deficiencies. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), once OSHA has issued a citation for an alleged violation of the OSH Act, the employer has only fifteen working days to contest the citation, penalty amount, and/or abatement period. However, OSHA officials may grant companies time extensions and a 20 percent penalty reduction if it has demonstrated “Good Faith” efforts, such as hiring an outside expert to conduct an emergency response assessment.
Upon completion of the Emergency Response Assessment, Rockford Systems provides customers with a quick-turn, high-quality, comprehensive safeguarding report and proposal that outlines findings, suggesting ways to reduce risk and become compliant. Professional recommendations are provided in the areas of guards, devices, awareness barriers/devices, safeguarding methods, and safe work practices, all referencing applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI/NFPA standards.
For more information on the Emergency Response Assessment, please call 1-800-922-7533 or fill out the web form below. For after-hours support, please call 815-979-6087.