Machine Safety
Dec. 10, 2015 - A man has died after being exposed to an ammonia leak this Monday at a southern Alberta nitrogen plant that sent him and another worker to the hospital, according to The Canadian Press.
Nov. 3, 2015 - Honeywell and Intel demonstrated a prototype of a personal connected safety solution for industrial workers and first responders that they say would reduce workplace injury and improve productivity. The prototype was shown at Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT) Insights Day, an annual showcase featuring IoT hardware and software in development by Intel and partnering companies.   
Oct. 23, 2015 - According to a recent paper from Dr. Yuvin Chinniah1, in 2008 alone, three workers were killed everyday working with machinery, adding up to nearly 1,100 fatalities.
Oct. 6, 2015 - Faurecia Automotive Seating Canada pleaded guilty and has been fined $80,000 after a worker was injured by a storage bin that collapsed while it was being pushed.
Sept. 22, 2015 - A numbered company, 6322093 Manitoba Inc., operating as Global Recycling & Recovery in the business of scrap salvage, demolition and dismantling operations, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $55,000 after a worker fell and suffered fractures while removing equipment from a decommissioned Thunder Bay, Ont., mill.
Aug. 28, 2015 - Plastic bottle manufacturer CRS Plastics was fined $100,000 for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was killed by a machine that should have been guarded, according to the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) investigation.
Aug. 18, 2015 - Risk Assessments are one of the most important tools in health & safety. All great and best practice health & safety management systems today require risk assessments to be completed in order to help identify, assess and control hazards in the workplace.
Aug. 11, 2015 - Sof Surfaces Inc., a company that manufactures rubberized safety tiles for use in children’s playgrounds, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $70,000 after a worker lost a foot to moving machinery.
Jul. 21, 2015 - Ontario inspectors issued 65 stop work orders during a recent enforcement blitz to prevent slips, trips, and falls at workplaces in the industrial sector.
Jul. 14, 2015 - Kion North America Corp. won first place in the Kion Group’s 2014 cross-brand, interregional safety competition. According to the manufacturer of industrial trucks, this is the first corporate competition of its kind, as more than 40 groups from around the world took part.
Jul. 14, 2015 - Ultra Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer and supplier of automotive interior mechanisms and decorative components, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after workers were exposed to formaldehyde gas in the workplace.
Jul. 10, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION presents “The four steps of Dynamic Risk Assessments,” scheduled for August 13. SAVE THE DATE for this important safety webinar with Jeremy Shorthouse!
Jul. 2, 2015 - The Associated Press is reporting that a robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany. According to the AP, the 22-year-old man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 km north of Frankfurt.
Jun. 29, 2015 - June is National Safety Month and Anver Corp. is demonstrating its commitment to help reduce accidental injuries at work by reminding those who operate vacuum lifters to always practice preventative maintenance and best safety practices.
Jun. 26, 2015 - Rockwell Automation is now accepting nominations for its third annual Manufacturing Safety Excellence Awards. The award celebrates the world’s safest manufacturing companies, says Rockwell — those that make workplace safety a core business value by building a comprehensive program based on three key pillars: a strong safety culture, well-executed compliance procedures, and effective use of current safeguarding and automation technology.
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