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Homemade vs. Professional Machine Guards
Some machines can be dangerous by their very nature, even when they are used as intended. Daily work activity and heavy equipment can pose a significant risk to sensitive machinery. Despite the dangers, many manufacturers continue to sell machinery products without the controls and guards required by OSHA, giving a false sense of security.
If you have not fully familiarized yourself with the machine guarding requirements, you’re not alone. Understanding the many OSHA and ANSI regulations can be overwhelming, but they must be considered for the safety of your team and …
Not every factory or plant is the same, from different products and procedures to even the building layout and industry requirements. A plastic injection molding company will not have the same floor layout and needs as a metal welding and design company. So don’t assume that all machine guards have to be the exact same. Sure, OSHA has specific requirements, but there are other aspects that can be customized to your factory to fit your needs and ensure a safe work environment.
The ability to sketch out a factory’s needs is essential, including …
Project: Custom Metal Designs (CMD) – Clermont, FL
Dealer: Craft Equipment/Miner Corporation – http://www.craftequip.com/
Local Dealer Provides Outstanding Hands-On Service
Custom Metal Designs prefers WireCrafters for machine guarding because of the quality of the product. One of our Florida distributors, Craft Equipment/Miner Corporation, quickly assisted CMD with finding the right machine guarding system, locks, and location to suit their needs, all while providing outstanding customer service and helpful insights.
CMD has machines that need to be guarded and compliant with OSHA standards while still allowing easy access and flow within the facility for …
If you read last week’s blog, then you are aware that WireCrafters and OSHA have strict safety systems and protocols for machine guarding. To be up-to-code, there are specific aspects of the machine guard that need to be approved, one such important aspect is the locking systems.
Why Are Locking Systems Important For Machine Guarding?
Machine guarding is essential in maintaining the safety and security of the machines and employees. Thus, locks are a vital element in the system in order to assure only the right personnel are within proximity of the machines. …