Machine Safety
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.
Jun. 23, 2015 - Magna Exteriors & Interiors Corp., a manufacturer of various plastic automotive parts using plastic injection molding machines, has been found guilty and fined $80,000 after a worker suffered burns on the job.
Jun. 23, 2015 - A group of U.S. senators says automotive air bag maker Takata Corp. may have placed profit over safety by halting safety audits of factories. Democratic members of the Senate Commerce Committee made the allegation in a report on the Takata air bag crisis, citing internal company emails showing that the global audits were stopped for financial reasons from 2009 to 2011.
Jun. 22, 2015 - Most machinery is equipped with an emergency stop, but unlike the automatic guarding systems on those machines, the emergency stop system is rarely used. Large machines and assembly systems may have tens of emergency stop devices scattered over a large area. These devices can fail in ways that can’t be easily detected by automatic diagnostics, if present. Many older machines have no automatic diagnostic functions, making this situation even worse. When these systems fail unexpectedly, the results can be catastrophic.
Jun. 3, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION is pleased to announce it is now offering webinars! In today’s increasingly fast-paced business world, we recognize how difficult it can be to carve out a chunk of your time to attend out-of-office events. Our hope is that with our new webinar series, you will gain insights from industry experts and peers without being limited by a busy schedule and travel expenses.
May 19, 2015 - Manufacturing AUTOMATION’s sister publication, Electrical Business, is launching its Electrical Safety Champion Awards Program, which is — to the best of our knowledge — the first and only program of its kind in Canada, open to all Canadians across our nation.
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