Rockford, IL, December 6, 2016
Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, announced today that it has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
“Rockford Systems is proud to join the NSC as it continues to celebrate significant achievements that have made the lives of all Americans safer,” said Joe Nitiss, President of Rockford Systems, LLC. “By joining the NSC, we hope to provide its leadership with expertise to better educate manufacturers as to the dangers of unguarded machinery, and give guidance to help curb serious injuries and lost productivity.”
OSHA reported that it issued 2,448 violations against companies in 2016 based on the failure to adequately protect machine operators with guarding, making this the 8th most frequently cited OSHA violation. It is estimated that workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions and other injuries each year, and more than 800 deaths. OSHA specifically targets machine guarding in its standard 1910.212.
As part of its commitment to safety, Rockford Systems regularly conducts in-house seminars on machine guarding. Every year, these seminars attract hundreds of people from a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, insurance, government, aerospace, and consulting who gain insights into how to safeguard machines to meet OSHA/ANSI standards and the industry’s best safety practices.
Rockford Systems will be attending the upcoming National Safety Council Congress & Expo, scheduled for September 23-29, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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 Solutions, including on-site surveys, customized engineering integration, over 10,000 safeguarding products, expert installation services, training and 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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