Pre-Start Health and Safety Tips that Increase Productivity

When a Professional Engineer conducts a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review he or she will make recommendations. This can profoundly affect the ultimate operational efficiency of the machine and therefore indirectly the factory. This is especially true when the Engineer conducting the Pre-Start Health and Safety Review finds that there are compliance issues to [...]

More Complex Machine Guarding Solutions

Much more complex machine, that needs to keep running, are notoriously difficult to effectively guard by using fixed guarding or continuously using lockout/tag out methods because the operator must frequently interact with the equipment. The CSA Z-432 Machine Guarding standard does allow for exceptions to locking out equipment if it is integral to the [...]

Explosion Safety and PSR

In North America, there are dozens of industrial explosions every year. Many workers are tragically injured or killed. Would you believe, a full quarter of these explosions occurred at food industry facilities, including sugar plants (Canadian industrial explosion figures run at about 10% of those in the U.S.?) Combustible Dust is not a new [...]

The Process of Pre-Start Health and Safety Review for Existing Equipment

Stage 1- Identify any existing equipment or processes that involve machine guarding, automation, flammable liquids, hazardous substances, dust collection, racking & stacking, potentially explosive processes and molten metal that have not had a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review conducted in the past. Stage 2-Select a Safety Engineering firm partner to ensure that your existing [...]

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