Tag Archives: safety

What to Do if You are Issued an OSHA Citation

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency responsible for overseeing workplace safety. On the federal level, OSHA conducted 24,333 inspections in 2021. Of these 24,333 inspections, 10,584 (about 43 percent) were programmed inspections that focused OSHA’s enforcement resources towards industries and operations where known hazards exist. If a violation is discovered […]

Do Your Machines Have Anti-Restart Protection? Here’s How to Find Out

ROCKFORD, IL, JULY 19, 2022 — In order to meet certain regulations, and as a best safety practice, machinery must be prevented from automatically or unintentionally restarting when an unscheduled power interruption occurs. The safety regulations that reference preventing accidental operation can be found in OSHA 1910.217 (b)(8)(ii) and ANSI B11.1-2009 (6)(2)(3). OSHA 1910 Subpart […]

Safeguarding Devices Keep Machine Operators Out of a Pinch

Pinching your finger in a door can be painful but certainly not life-threatening. But what happens when it’s not just your finger? Pinching your finger in a door can be painful but certainly not life-threatening. Pinch point injuries involving industrial machinery are another story, one that rarely has a happy ending. A pinch point is […]

Light Curtains Brighten Employee Safety in Industrial Plants

At first glance, a simple beam of infrared light would seem ineffective protection against fast-moving, dangerous industrial machinery. After all, isn’t that what heavy-duty steel guards are for? Yet, these beams of infrared light, when utilized as a component of “safety light curtains,” have prevented thousands of employee injuries and saved countless lives. Unlike other […]

Machine Guarding Named to OSHA’s Top Ten Violations in 2021

ROCKFORD, IL, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released the top 10 most cited violations for its fiscal year 2021. These citations follow inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. Lack of machine safeguarding once again made the “Top Ten List” of frequently cited safety violations of 2021 with a total of […]

Rockford Systems Becomes Supplier Member of Robotic Industries Association

Rockford, IL, December 12, 2016 Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, is pleased to announce that it has become a Supplier Member of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), underscoring the increasing role machine guarding plays in protecting operators of robotic welding, assembly, CNC and metal cutting equipment. “Robotics is […]

Rockford Systems Joins National Safety Council

Rockford, IL, December 6, 2016 Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, announced today that it has become a member of the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road […]

Carpenter’s Place – A Cause to Celebrate: Rockford Systems Makes Generous Donation to Local Homeless Center

Rockford Systems, a member of the local business community since 1975, has teamed with Carpenter’s Place to help previously homeless men and women celebrate Thanksgiving by hosting a charity presentation scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, November 21 at the homeless center’s 1149 Railroad Avenue location in Rockford. Rockford Systems will be donating food, clothing and living […]

Rockford Systems to Attend FABTECH 2016 Trade Show

Rockford, IL, November 10, 2016 Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, announced today it will be attending FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, November 16-18 in booth #C14023, where it will showcase its full range of Machine Safety Life-Cycle Solutions engineered to prevent employee injuries and bring equipment to compliance […]

Risk Assessments Identify Potentially Deadly Lack of Machine Safeguarding in Metal Fabricating Plant

Rockford, IL, November 9, 2016 According to OSHA statistics, nearly 5,000 workers in metal fabricating plants suffer non-fatal injuries annually in the United States, or approximately 3X more than those employed in electronics or apparel manufacturing. Even with strict OSHA standards and ANSI regulations in place, unguarded hazardous machinery remains a major source of amputations […]