The National Safety Council’s National Safety Month provides us with an opportunity to reflect on workplace safety.
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.
Top 10 'Serious' Violations, 2014
OSHA defines a “serious” violation as “one in which there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result, and the employer knew or should have known of the hazard.”
Top 10 'Willful' Violations, 2014
OSHA defines a “willful” violation as one “committed with an intentional disregard of orplain indifference to the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and requirements.”
item North America specializes in designing and assembling machine guarding for manufacturing automation equipment and production facilities. Whether planning a future expansion of a production line or needing to protect an existing workspace, item’s safety guarding can be customized to fit your exact dimensions, leaving no gaps in worker safety.
In addition to safety hard guarding, item North America can design and build other mechanical safety solutions, including walking/working surfaces; another Top 10 cited willful violation. One of item’s newest product lines, the TPS Stairway and Platform System, offers solutions for elevated work platforms and mezzanines. TPS can be assembled without interrupting workflows, saving time and money with zero downtime.
Take advantage of item North America’s no-cost engineering and experienced assembly team. We make it easy for companies to implement customized safety solutions for machine guarding and stairways & platforms that improve worker safety and adhere to OSHA standards.
For more information, contact item North America.