Rockford, IL, November 18, 2016
Safety Leader to Provide Practice Advice on Meeting Current Machine Guard Standards
Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is offering a free “Machine Safety Compliance 101” webinar to increase awareness of the dangers of improperly protected metal working machinery, and well as its impact on insurance costs. Among other topics, the webinar will address in depth the critical steps needed to meet or exceed OSHA 29 CFR regulations, ANSI B-11 and NFPA 79 machine safeguarding standards.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration:
- Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions and other injuries each year;
- More than 800 deaths are also recorded annually from machinery usage;
- Injuries in metal fabrication operations and machine shops significantly increase workers’ compensation premiums and mods.
- OSHA citations for lack of machine safeguarding reached $6.8 million in 2014 for violations of its machine guard standard (1910.212).
The webinar will be led by Roger Harrison, an industrial safeguarding expert with over 25,000 hours of training experience, and a speaker for both the Precision MetalForming Association (PMA) and FABTECH. Using his extensive background, he will explain teach attendees how to interpret the OSHA 29 CFR and ANSI B-11 standards as they relate to specific machine applications and production requirements.
The webinar will take place Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central time.
This webinar has past, please visit the webinar page for more information.
About Rockford Systems, LLC.
Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers innovative machine safeguarding solutions for organizations working with industrial machinery. As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. In addition, Rockford Systems provides complete Safety Life-Cycle Management, including on-site surveys, customized solutions, proprietary products, installation and integration services, safety training, 24×7 technical support and ongoing compliance validation. Rockford Systems has improved the profitability of many of North America’s largest companies by increasing compliance, reducing worker risk, enhancing productivity and decreasing costs.
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