A Guide to Innovations in Safety Shields: LED lighting, Design Modularity Heighten Operator Protection

A Guide to Innovations in Safety Shields: LED lighting, Design Modularity Heighten Operator Protection

ROCKFORD, IL, DECEMBER 3, 2021 — When a machinist is cutting, drilling, shaping or milling raw materials, there are always inherent risks. Thankfully, proper and up-to-date safeguarding equipment drastically minimizes the risks that machines pose. In this article, we look at one of the most basic and most critical components in machine safeguarding: the safety shield. Before…

Machine Guarding Named to OSHA’s Top Ten Violations in 2021

ROCKFORD, IL, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released the top 10 most cited violations for its fiscal year 2021. These citations follow inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. Lack of machine safeguarding once again made the “Top Ten List” of frequently cited safety violations of 2021 with a total of…

Training Workshop Addresses Combustion System Safety

Hosted by Rockford Combustion Solutions, the two-day seminar is scheduled for November 9-10, 2021 in Rockford, Illinois ROCKFORD, IL, OCTOBER 18 , 2021 — Rockford Combustion Solutions will host a two-day workshop on November 9-10, 2021, where attendees can satisfy mandatory annual training requirements for NFPA 54, 85 and 86. Available now for immediate enrollment, the in-person seminar will be…

Pressure-Sensitive Safety Mats Prevent Employee Injuries: Detects presence of workers around hazardous machines

ROCKFORD, IL, OCTOBER 7, 2021 —  Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is helping manufactures achieve additional machine safeguarding protection with a complete line of pressure-sensitive safety mats and accessories. Using weight sensors, pressure-sensitive safety mats detect the presence of workers, vehicles or production materials and trigger an emergency stop that removes…

Rockford Systems Detect-a-Finger® Protects Welder Operators’ Fingers from Injuries

ROCKFORD, IL, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 — The Rockford Systems RKC-500 Detect-A-Finger® drop-probe device prevents serious injuries to welder operators by halting welding machinery from starting its stroke if a finger or hand is detected in the point-of-operation area. To block welding splash, additional lightweight clear plastic shielding can also be attached to the device’s rod. The key components of RKC-500 Detect-A-Finger®…

Rockford Systems GermBlock Shields Offer Protection Against Highly Transmissible Delta COVID-19 Variant

ROCKFORD, IL, AUGUST 9, 2021 — Restaurants, businesses and schools are at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads. With the alarming number of new cases, now is not the time for any organization to lower its guard. Maintaining social distancing is essential as Delta can jump from one…

Rockford Systems Ramps Up PROTECTOR™ Series Shields to Capture Growth Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ROCKFORD, IL, JUNE 21, 2021 — Rockford Systems, LLC, is accelerating investment in its PROTECTOR™ Series Shields, the world’s most innovative line of machine safeguarding shields, resulting in the introduction of new models for smaller floor and benchtop drill presses and milling machines. Launched in 2020, Rockford Systems PROTECTOR Series Shields…

Ten Tips for Safeguarding Your Shop’s Metal Lathes

Operators of lathes are one of the largest machine worker populations in the United States, estimated to account for over 140,000 machinists. Of this population, approximately 3,000 suffer lost-time injuries annually in the United States. Some of these are fatal. These accidents occur in large industrial settings and factories, as well as in much smaller…

OSHA, Happy Golden Anniversary!

The Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on December 29, 1970 – that measure that created OSHA – gave the federal government the authority to set and enforce safety and health standards for most of the country’s workers. The agency’s responsibilities include private sector employers and their…

Rockford Systems Reopens Machine Safeguarding Seminars to In-Person Learning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ROCKFORD, IL, MARCH 26, 2021 – Rockford Systems, LLC. today announced plans to reopen its in-person Machine Safeguarding Seminars following the suspension of live learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first two-and-half day live seminar is scheduled to restart April 21-23 with additional seminars set for July 21-23 and October 20-22,…