Partnership with Rockwell Automation a Win-Win for MB Kit Systems Customers

There can’t be too many U.S. manufacturers who haven’t heard of Rockwell Automation.  The Milwaukee provider of industrial automation and information products employs 22,000 people, with global sales and support capabilities, customers in more than 80 countries and sales of more than $6 billion annually.

The company’s product lines have grown tremendously since its days of supplying automatic starters and switches, circuit breakers, relays and other electric equipment during World War I. Today, Rockwell Automation’s capabilities extend to every aspect of the factory floor, including advanced process controls, design & operations software, drive systems, motion control, motor control centers, safety components and more. With continued growth in factory automation, the industrial automation giant is sure to have a hand in the success of many U.S. and global manufacturers.

However, as extensive as the company’s capabilities are, the full implementation of Rockwell Automation’s solutions oftentimes relies on the expertise and assistance of other suppliers.  That’s where its Encompass Partner Program comes in.

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New tools to improve workplace safety during National Safety Month

National Safety Month 2016

 
June is National Safety Council’s National Safety Month with the goal to educate individuals and companies about workplace safety best practices. To accomplish this, the NSC provides a variety of tools and resources to help organizations plan for a safer workplace and build safety strategies to reduce unnecessary accidents.

This year, the National Safety Council has introduced three online tools to improve workplace safety which include a Safety Assessment, Employee Safety Perception Survey, as well as an Incident Rate Calculator. With a free membership, the NSC also offers articles, recorded webinars, case studies, an online forum, as well as periodic updates on events and new resources.
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Ohio BWC Safety Intervention Grants

Ohio BWC Safety Intervention Grants

The state of Ohio through the Bureau of Workers Compensation, initiated a program to provide up to $3 to $1 matching grants to help provide safety equipment interventions for local companies and organizations.

 

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Safety and Hygiene Grants represent a unique opportunity for employers to subsidize the cost of improving workplace safety. The Ohio BWC Division of Safety & Hygienics Grants can be award from 3 programs: (1)  Safety Intervention Grant$ Program, (2) Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) grants, and the (3) Workplace Wellness Grant$ Program. For the purpose of this blog post, the focus will be on the Safety Intervention Grant program.

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Think safety! - During National Safety Month, with item North America.

The National Safety Council’s National Safety Month provides us with an opportunity to reflect on workplace safety. 

National Safety Month hosted by the National Safety Council

OSHA publishes a range of reports on safety issues and violations throughout the country. Reviewing the Top 10 Most Cited Violations offers an opportunity to identify and address the most common work safety concerns that appear on this list year after year. By adhering to OSHA’s guidelines, companies can proactively minimize the number and severity of worker injuries and prevent fines and penalties by OSHA.

 

item North America’s engineering team has experience designing effective safety guarding into comprehensive safety solutions. While a lack of machine guarding is cited as the 9th most frequent violation by OSHA, it is considered the 6th most frequent “serious” violation and the 4th most frequent “willful” violation.

 

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