on 'Industrial Safety'

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  • Valves enhance machine and worker safety

    It is easy to say that "Safety is everyone's goal," but what is really meant by that? Sound workplace safety practices can reduce the risk of injury to not only machine operators but to other people such as maintenance technicians. Sound workplace safety practices can also reduce the risk of accidental damage to machinery and other company assets, or harm to the environment. Common industry standards acknowledge that there is no such thing as zero risk, but nonetheless provide guidance to machine builders and operators regarding how to minimize risks. This is commonly referred to as machine safeguarding. Here's a look at some key factors.

    Eric Cummings and Steve Boyette
  • Risk Control Hierarchy clarifies electrical safety

    The Risk Control Hierarchy (RCH) in the ANSI-Z10 standard provides electrical safety professionals an excellent roadmap for setting the right safety objectives that result in the reduction of electrical risks. This white paper details how applying the RCH to any electrical safety program will increase both safety and employee productivity.

    Phil Allen
  • Safety | Safe Motion Technologies: Competitive Advantages for Early Adopters. | Plant Services

    This three-page white paper from Bosch Rexroth explains how intelligent safety systems can increase machine uptime and limit liability. Today's manufacturing engineering organizations are becoming more aware of the strategic value of safety and this paper specifically shows how new motion control technology can keep machine operators and equipment safe in the midst of an industry climate that strongly emphasizes productivity improvements.

    Bosch Rexroth
  • Selecting Transmitters for Safety Instrumented Systems

    This paper presents recommended “best practices,” designed to allow the user to quantify the impact of real-world failure causes, and take credit for improvements in system design. This will improve safety and availability, and minimize life cycle cost.

  • Smooth Transition Dok System

    This paper discusses lift truck operator injuries due to whole-body vibration and how a new technology may be key to prevention.

  • Taking toxics out of the air

    This 34-page PDF white paper discusses the technology and performance-based standards implemented by the EPA during the last 10 years and how they will assist in removing harmful toxins from the air.

    Environmental Protection Agency
  • The pros and cons of alarm management projects

    Although a lot of alarm management projects start and fail due to poor understanding of the scope of the probelm, lack of resources or money, loss of momentum, and no identifiable return on investment, the real key to success is to establish responsibility.

    User Centered Design Services
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