Category Archives: Industrial Safety

Newsroom : Cargill Limited Pleads Guilty, Fined $40,000 After Worker Injured On Production Line

Conveyors pose hazards in the form of in-running nip points. Notice in this case however the conviction was for not giving proper lockout training. Newsroom : Cargill Limited Pleads Guilty, Fined $40,000 After Worker Injured On Production Line.

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Details emerge about how Bumble Bee worker died in pressure cooker

Another case for lockout/tagout. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bumble-bee-worker-cooked-20130510,0,1286632.story

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Newsroom : Coca-Cola Bottling Company Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured

Palletizers can be dangerous machines, but many out there are not properly guarded. Newsroom : Coca-Cola Bottling Company Fined $70,000 After Worker Injured.

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Newsroom : Metro Paper Industries Inc. Fined $70,000 After Worker Suffers Severe Hand Injury

Another case of insufficient guarding.  Here a worker took advantage of a guard opening to attempt to make an adjustment. An inadvertent movement put the worker’s hand into the hazard resulting in the loss of fingers. Newsroom : Metro Paper … Continue reading

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Fall Safety Blitzes Target Workplace Hazards

To all our customers, the MOL is having a machine guarding blitz from October to November 2012. Fall Safety Blitzes Target Workplace Hazards.

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Machine Safety: My main disconnect e-stop isn’t red with a yellow background | Control Engineering

Yes, your e-stop button does need to be red with a yellow background.  Further, the red/yellow colour combination is specifically reserved for emergency stop devices. Machine Safety: My main disconnect e-stop isn’t red with a yellow background | Control Engineering.

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Continuous Color Coat Limited Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured

Yet another in-running nip point without a guard results in an injury. Continuous Color Coat Limited Fined $60,000 After Worker Injured.

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Beware of stored energy

Some time ago a customer related a story to me about an injury involving a grinding wheel.  As you can imagine a grinding wheel is very much like a flywheel; you can kill power to the motor but it may … Continue reading

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Westario Power Inc. Fined $110,000 After Worker Killed

It is necessary to provide maintenance workers with complete schematics. Westario Power Inc. Fined $110,000 After Worker Killed.

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What should you expect to see in a PHSR report? (sticky post)

Lately I’ve been seeing customers that want a PHSR for a piece of equipment that another engineering company already did a PHSR on.  Why? If an engineer puts his seal on a document you can trust that and carry on … Continue reading

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