"People Also Ask"
We understand the need for marketplace education, so we have developed an array of frequently asked questions, aka FAQs, related to workplace safety including machine guarding to help educate you for a better understanding on how to make your environment safer.
Each link below takes you to a defined category to help you focus on your specific safety needs, related to industry statistics, general information, and process & timelines.
Our mission is help you create a safer workplace protecting you and your assets from harm.
The answer may surprise you. People who have worked at a job for less than five years make up 39% of workplace injuries. This is followed by people with 5-10 years of experience making up 29% of workplace accidents. Third place goes to people with 10-15 years of experience in their job making up 14% of accidents. And 18% of workplace accidents are made by people who have worked there for over 15 years.
The most common Engineering locations by percent are California (20%), Texas (8%), Illinois and Massachusetts (5%), Ohio, Washington and New York (4%), Florida, Michigan, Colorado and Minnesota (3%). Luckily you don't have to be located in these areas to get the help you require. Our Nationwide Installation team can be deployed in 48 states and parts of Canada.
There are many reasons to hire a subcontract work out. Forty-four percent of people hire a subcontractor because they lack the skilled trade. Twenty-two percent of people say they hired out because it would save them money. Eighteen percent of people said it saved them time. Ten percent of companies are using their internal resources elsewhere. And six percent of people said hiring out eased their internal workload.
OSHA has an endless list of reasons to cite people but the top 10 are Fall Protection – General Requirements, Respiratory Protection, Ladders, Scaffolding, Hazard Communication, Lockout/Tagout, Fall Protection – Training Requirements, Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment, Powered Industrial Trucks and Machine Guarding.
Our adaptive Turnkey process is custom to fit your needs. Our typical full service starts with getting a concept sketch of your machine guarding or automation needs. Next our engineer team with put together a 3-D design module and presentation to go over the project and make adjustments as necessary. Then we can either fabricate the design in our shop and ship it with detailed instructions on how to assemble or we can send our Nationwide Installation Crew out to assemble, install and test your new integrated product.
There are many levels to create a better Safety Culture in your workplace. The first step is elimination: physically remove the hazard. Then substitution: replace the hazard. Next is controls: isolate people from the hazard. Then Admin Control: change the way people work. And finally, protection: personal protective equipment. These different levels vary in effectiveness based on individual scenarios. Check out this link to learn more.
There are endless kind of machine guarding as every machine requires a different level of safety. Some, to name a few are machine enclosures, perimeter guarding, machine tool guards, electronic safety guards, power transmission, chemical containment and sounds enclosures to name a few. To see more examples and images, click here.
The most common workplace safety hazards are pinch points, cut or sever, belt drive entrapment, crush point, and hot surfaces. Protecting your workplace from accidents like these is what we specialize in. Click here to find out how to make your work environment hazard free.
Yes, electronic safety devices are compatible with pneumatic and hydraulic machines when set up correctly. Contact us today to find out how.
PowerSafe Automation will periodically add more questions and answers pertaining to the statistical, informational, and process & timeline topics shown above which include Safety Guarding and OSHA machine guarding regulations. These tips are to help keep you safe and compliant when working on machinery or industrial automation equipment.
If you need assistance with a topic not shown here or you need more information, please send us your question(s) and we will get right back with you. Then we will add the answer to your question to one of the categories for future reference and to help others improve the conditions of their facility.
Check out our "PowerBlog" for essential reading in learning more about Machine Safety Systems and Workplace Safeguarding Solutions, which include topics above as well as turnkey product and service solutions offered by PowerSafe Automation.
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