January 20, 2020
Lockout/tagout annual audits are essential for maintaining a compliant program. They allow LOTO programs to be reviewed for gaps and deficiencies.
November 11, 2019
Is your lockout/tagout program compliant with OSHA regulations? LOTO OSHA violations are incredibly common for manufacturers. How to avoid fines and stay in compliance.
September 18, 2019
Lockout/tagout training is required by OSHA for authorized employees and affected employees. Learn what should be included and how often it’s needed.
July 19, 2019
When it comes to lockout/tagout procedures, is it helpful or unnecessary to add information to the document? The answer isn’t always simple.
May 17, 2019
Boost productivity, simplify systems and get better insights into your operations using AC drives that deliver advanced safety over Ethernet.
May 3, 2019
Three considerations that can help inform and strengthen your own industrial security strategy.
January 2, 2019
Our most popular blogs in 2018 were about artificial intelligence, blockchain, industrial security and safety.
May 28, 2018
TÜV Rheinland-certified machinery functional safety experts earn one of the most rigorous accreditations for industrial safety professionals. Hear tips from recently certified pros.
April 2, 2018
The way people and machinery interact in automotive plants is fundamentally changing. Collaborative technology makes functional safety more critical than ever.
January 10, 2018
As we begin the new year, we’ve compiled a list of ten tips to help you improve safety and productivity.
December 6, 2017
Improving your lockout procedures by just one minute can save you $2.8 million annually. Find out how.
November 27, 2017
The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers monitor and improve safety while boosting plant productivity.
October 25, 2017
Understanding and implementing a safety architecture, performance levels, integrity levels and reaction time calculations can improve the health of your safety system.
October 18, 2017
The Connected Enterprise helps manufacturers minimize the potential for employee safety and business security problems while improving productivity.
August 18, 2017
Know what to do (and what not to) when it comes to documenting product design changes, and understand the safety hierarchy so you can limit your company’s risk profile.
August 15, 2017
The challenges of providing amusement park thrills while keeping guests safe pushes the edge of technology. Lessons here are applied across industries improving uptime, security and safety.
August 2, 2017
Safety and security have traditionally been viewed as separate entities, but in industrial production, your safety and security programs are inextricably linked.
July 7, 2017
OEMs can use best-in-class safety to set their machines apart from the competition, streamline their business and achieve near-universal compliance.
April 19, 2017
In a Connected Enterprise, safety professionals can automate the collection and reporting of safety data to better understand risks and enhance industrial safety.
March 10, 2017
Safety is a multi-disciplined activity involving culture, compliance and capital. Collaboration is critical to innovation.
October 3, 2016
Industrial applications are seeing a convergence of safety and productivity at a practical and strategic level. A major enabler of this is the amount of data available.
October 3, 2016
Attendees of the Safety Leadership Conference learned how contemporary safety technology and mindsets can help drive productivity, not hinder it.
September 26, 2016
Placing safety automation controls and hardware closer to an application or on a machine rather than in a remote cabinet has a number of design benefits.
August 1, 2016
Collaborative robot technology is evolving at a rapid pace, but this raises questions about worker safety and compliance implications.
August 1, 2016
Food and beverage manufacturers can take key steps to help create and maintain effective safety programs. These steps include taking a holistic safety approach.
August 1, 2016
Focus on reliable equipment, providing a safe workplace and environmental compliance.
July 25, 2016
OEMs and end users involved in the machine building process have access to technologies and design tools to help them increase the speed, accuracy and efficiency of safety system design.
June 27, 2016
The Enterprise crew never worried about the limits of space - but when it comes to your control system, you don't have the luxury of unlimited space.
June 20, 2016
While the merger of the ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 safety standards may have been put on hold, machine designers should be prepared for changes to come.
May 23, 2016
Adjust to a changing workforce by rethinking machinery design in ways that address the unique safety risks of a more diverse workforce and help improve productivity.
April 11, 2016
New technologies offer important machine safety solutions, yet the packaging line still has numerous areas where manufacturers must consider the setup of a plant.
December 3, 2015
Hot topics at Automation Fair 2015? Safety. Manufacturing Execution Systems. And turning data into wisdom, a focal point of The Connected Enterprise.
November 30, 2015
Whatever the risk assessment needs, it is important that they can get the best services from the most experienced service providers possible.
October 5, 2015
New changes are coming to machinery safety standards. Are you ready?
September 23, 2015
All good machine designers help save lives. The fact is that when the design of a machine gives it as much inherent safety as possible, the operators are safer.
August 11, 2015
Best-in-class manufacturers realize that a combination of employee behavior, processes and procedures, and technology help them achieve 5-7% higher OEE.
July 20, 2015
The certification of devices in a safety instrumented system is meant to verify the performance by measuring the failure rate data. Still, failure rate data comes in many different forms.
July 13, 2015
Picking a bicycle is a bit like choosing the right safety solution. It's a lot about preparation. Thinking carefully about what you may need in future will help you make the right choice.
July 1, 2015
Deploying an effective safety program that encompasses all of your plants, employees, machinery, standards and production goals is a substantial undertaking.
September 17, 2014
Downtime costs money, safety events can cost much more. Is it time to review or upgrade your safety system?
September 1, 2014
Two key standards for electronic machine control (EN) ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 will be merged into one: ISO/IEC 17305.
August 21, 2014
Automated control platforms can unite various systems over a large geographic area, helping you address staff shortages and high staff turnover.
August 19, 2014
Safety in industrial processes and machinery has been always a critical to help ensure personal safety and compliance with standards and laws.
August 4, 2014
The coming together of two machinery safety standards, (EN) ISO 13849 and IEC 62061, has great potential to streamline and clarify previously grey areas.
July 22, 2014
When considering new machine safety standards it is important to consider avoiding risk and lost production.
May 20, 2014
By working together in standardization committees, solution providers and end users have established new rules for safety in machinery.
January 21, 2014
Finding the right automation partner can make a huge difference in productivity, opportunity and potential for your business.
January 13, 2014
A look at a recent global trend towards reshoring and what new and established companies should consider when deciding where to manufacture.
September 11, 2013
When we buy a chocolate bar, taste is not the only important aspect. An eye-catching wrapper - delivered with innovative, exciting packaging technology - is vital.
July 18, 2013
Looking at it from a professional perspective, I consider TÜV accreditation to be essential if you are going to try to teach or sell safety concepts to other people.