Machine Safety
Nov. 18, 2014 - As published by The Canadian Press, Manufacturing AUTOMATION has learned there were ineffective guards and no stop blocks on the hydraulic press at the Dinoflex plant in British Columbia that killed 19-year-old Shane Gorner last August.
Nov. 11, 2014 - In this video, Part 6 of our machine safety tips series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, discusses the importance of education when it comes to considering machine guarding solutions. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.
Nov. 3, 2014 - In this video, Part 5 of our machine safety tips series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, discusses factors to consider when reviewing your machine guarding. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.
Oct. 29, 2014 - As you prepare for the upcoming Ministry of Labour machine guarding blitz, running from November 3 to December 16, there are some key questions you should be asking yourself. In this video, Part 4 of our machine safety tips series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, takes you through some of the factors to consider to keep your workplace safe. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.
Oct. 27, 2014 - Ministry of Labour inspectors are targeting hazards involving machines not properly guarded, locked out or blocked during a six-week blitz of industrial workplaces across Ontario this fall.
Oct. 20, 2014 - Interlake Acquisition Corporation Ltd., a producer of paper products, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker suffered injuries after being pulled against moving machinery.
Oct. 20, 2014 - Aluminart Products, a business that manufactures aluminum and vinyl windows and storm doors, has pleaded guilty and has been fined $50,000 after a worker suffered the amputation of part of a finger.
Oct. 5, 2014 - From November 3 to December 14, the Ministry of Labour's Health and Safety Blitz initiative will focus on machine safety in the workplace.
Sept. 15, 2014 - Ontario is launching a workplace safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling, to ensure workers are safe on the job.
Sept. 5, 2014 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION has launched a series of short videos providing tips to help you increase the safety of your machinery - and your employees - on the plant floor. In Part 3 of this series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, outlines four simple things to keep in mind when assessing your safeguarding. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.Click here to see Part 1, where Michael Wilson shares some tips to help you navigate through the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review process.  Click here to see Part 2, where Michael Wilson outlines what your lockout program should look like.
Aug. 22, 2014 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION has launched a series of short videos providing tips to help you increase the safety of your machinery - and your employees - on the plant floor. In Part 2 of this series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, briefly outlines what a hazardous energy control or lockout program should look like. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety. Click here to see Part 1, where Michael Wilson shares some tips to help you navigate through the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review process.
Aug. 19, 2014 - Frommelt Safety Products, a division of Rite-Hite Doors, will change its name to Rite-Hite Machine Guarding, effective September 1, 2014.
Aug. 12, 2014 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION has launched a series of short videos providing tips to help you increase the safety of your machinery - and your employees - on the plant floor. In Part 1 of this series, Michael Wilson, a machine safety specialist with Workplace Safety and Prevention Services, shares some tips to help you navigate through the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review process. This video is sponsored by Omron Automation and Safety.
Aug. 1, 2014 - AutomationDirect’s new white paper, “When to Use Multi-Function Safety Relays,” explains how to determine when applications will benefit from multi-function safety relays over other options.
Johnson Controls Automotive Canada LP, a manufacturer of foam seats for the automotive industry, has been fined $155,000 after a worker was killed when a hook holding open a metal lid broke.
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