Machine Safety
Jan. 2, 2015 - China’s Cabinet has announced the firing of the top two officials in an eastern city where an explosion at an auto parts factory in August 2014 killed 146 people in the country’s worst industrial accident since 2005.
Dec. 16, 2014 - Value Drug Mart has been fined $80,000 after a worker was seriously injured when her hair became entangled in a rotating driveshaft below a conveyer belt.
Dec. 4, 2014 - Colortech, a manufacturer of colour concentrated plastic additives, has been fined $80,000 after a worker was severely burned and suffered permanent injuries.
Nov. 27, 2014 - Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd., in Burlington, Ont., has been fined $70,000 after a worker suffered fractures, other injuries and a partial finger amputation after being caught in machinery.
Nov. 21, 2014 - Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. has pleaded guilty and has been fined $65,000 after a worker who was caught in a moving production line suffered injuries that included arm fractures.
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.
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