Training

For over 45 years, we have been educating organizations, throughout the world on health and safety topics and machine safeguarding.

Machine Safeguarding Seminar

According to safety standards, when a machine creates a hazard to operators and other employees in the machine area, it must be safeguarded. Rockford Systems offers a machine safeguarding seminar to teach people in positions of responsibility how to safeguard the point of operation and other machine hazards to meet these safety standards.

This 2½-day seminar explains how to interpret the performance language of both OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. Specific machine safeguarding situations are also discussed. Another section of the machine safeguarding seminar provides basic safeguarding guidelines for other metalworking machines using the ANSI B11-series safety standards. Seminars combine classroom discussion with demonstrations of machines under power. Hands-on experience with these machines and visual aids, including slides and videos, are also used. These teaching methods enable the participants to interpret the OSHA and ANSI standards as they relate to their specific machine applications and production requirements. This course is taught by Mr. Roger Harrison, Director of Training, an industrial safeguarding expert with over 25,000 hours of training experience. Mr. Harrison is also a speaker at seminars sponsored by the Precision MetalForming Association (PMA) and FABTECH. Through his teaching methods participants will learn to interpret the OSHA 29 CFR and ANSI B-11 standards as they relate to specific machine applications and production requirements.

Detailed Seminar Outline

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course

This course provides OSHA-authorized training to general industry workers workers with general awareness about recognizing and preventing hazards commonly found in the workplace. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. This course is intended for entry-level workers. The 10-hour Hazard Awareness Course provides basic awareness training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Workers can receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Ten (10) hours of mandatory and optional topics will be covered. This course is taught by Mr. Brent Bryden, CEO of InterActive Safety Solutions Inc. and Safety Instructor for the National Safety Education Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

OSHA 30-Hour General Industry Course

This course provides OSHA-authorized training to supervisors and those desiring more extensive safety and health training, including walking surfaces, electrical safety, hazard communication, emergency planning, PPE, materials handling and more. will receive a variety of training. This course provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics from the 10-hour course. Workers can receive additional training on hazards specific to their job. Thirty (30) hours of mandatory and optional topics will be covered. This course is taught by Mr. Brent Bryden, CEO of InterActive Safety Solutions Inc. and Safety Instructor for the National Safety Education Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

OSHA 1910.1200 Hazard Communication Course

This course provides OSHA-authorized training on hazardous chemicals in the work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area. Information and training may be designed to cover categories of hazards (e.g., flammability, carcinogenicity) or specific chemicals. Chemical-specific information must always be available through labels and material safety data sheets. Workers are provided with general awareness about recognizing and preventing hazards commonly found in the workplace. Two (2) hours of hazard communication topics will be covered. This course is taught by Mr. Brent Bryden, CEO of InterActive Safety Solutions Inc. and Safety Instructor for the National Safety Education Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Training Center

The Rockford Systems Training Center is equipped with more than one type of safeguarding so that attendees can see how different safeguards can be applied and used.

Training Instructors

Our instructors are well-qualified, having many years of exposure heath and safety environments and to the machine tool industry. Their experience comes from working in the field with plant engineers, safety directors, and plant managers.

Location

All training courses are held at our Rockford, Illinois, training center, which is located 65 miles northwest of Chicago O’Hare Airport.

2018 Address:
4620 Hydraulic Road
Rockford, IL 60119

2019 Address (we are moving):
5795 Logistics Parkway
Rockford, IL 60119
1-800-922-7533

Rockford Area Map

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Lodging

There are numerous fine lodging choices in Rockford. The following hotels offer you a special Rockford Systems seminar rate: Courtyard by Marriott, and Hampton Inn. Please reference Rockford Systems Seminar when making your reservations.

  • Courtyard by Marriott
    7676 E. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 397-6222
  • Hampton Inn
    615 Clark Dr.
    Rockford, IL 61107
    (815) 229-0404
    1-800-HAMPTON

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