Machine Guarding Consultants

Work with machine guarding consultants you can trust to keep your facility safe.

Every industrial facility is susceptible to workplace accidents, especially related to machine safety and equipment safety. Protect your workers with machine guarding. 

 

What to expect from a machine guarding consultation:

  • A site visit will give us an opportunity to assess any hazards or hazardous activities that could be safeguarded. 
  • After understanding how your employees interface with your equipment, taking measurements and watching your machinery or equipment in action, we design a safeguarding concept which we review with you.
  • We install any necessary temporary guarding to allow you to safely keep your process running while we work.
  • We fabricate and order any safeguards in our shop.
  • We install the new safeguards on your equipment or machinery to OSHA specifications.
  • Your workers enjoy a safer work environment! 


Safety Guarding Examples:

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Food Industry - Bakery Crumb Depositor Hopper Guard
Material - type 316 Stainless Steel rod
Protects workers from rotating parts and pinch points
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Food Industry - Farming Wheat Grass Harvester
Material - Clear polycarbonate, Stainless Steel metal (solid and perforated) - perforated to provide visual to see product
Protects workers from rotating / moving parts, pinch points; sharp cutting blades 
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Food Industry - Peanut Butter Jar Filler
Material -  Stainless steel, polycarbonate, interlock switches
Protects workers from pinch points - Pistons move up and down dispensing peanut butter into glass jars, breakage can occur           
Equipment Guarding Food Industry - Bakery Cookie Cooling Spiral
Material - Type 316 Stainless Steel square tubing, welded wire mesh, Lift-off hinges
Protects workers from pinch points from the moving conveyor's Take-up belt and rotating gears
Safety GuardingFood Industry - Bakery X-ray Conveyor Belt to Freezer
Material - Type 316 Stainless Steel angle, welded wire mesh
Protects workers from pinch points, rotating parts that present a crushing hazard if caught between roller and belt; keeps personnel from accessing motor drive area



According to OSHA:

 

"Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled."


For more information on OSHA machine guarding requirements, click here.