Control Engineering presents - Safety: How to Spend $2,000 to Save $20,000

08/12/2005





August 12, 2005

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Safety: How to Spend $2,000 to Save $20,000

By Paul Davis, Machine Safety Expert, Paul Davis Automation

Imagine arriving at work and finding the OSHA area district compliance officer waiting to tell you that your facility has been selected for an audit. If you've never experienced an OSHA walk-through at your facility before, you think the process will be relatively painless. After all, your OSHA 300 log looks good and there have been no formal complaints made to OSHA by any of your employees. Read more



Distributed Safety for Increased Production, Decreased Downtime and Wiring

By John D'Silva, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc.

One of the hottest topics in automation today is the debate over whether to centralize or decentralize key control functions—and the handling of safety systems in these automation architectures is often a pivotal discussion point. This article examines how an automotive manufacturer approached the issue in a distributed manner. Read more



Changing Safety Standards Introduce New Opportunities For Increased Profit And Greater Safety

By J.B. Titus, Siemens Energy and Automation

It is important for machine builders and end users to understand the implications of the changes that have taken place with consensus standards in the past decade, as they have a legal obligation to know how the standards impact their businesses. Equally important is the fact that recent options for safety compliance have been shown to improve profits for both OEMs and manufacturers. Read more

 
Technology Spotlight



The new SIMATIC distributed safety PLCs provide safety motor starters & drives that meet NFPA 79 and are certified to 61508 by TUV for applications up to SIL3.
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Topics in next edition
>Business Benefits of Integrated Controls and Safety Systems
>A Systems Integrator Compares New vs. Old Machine Safety Options
>A Customer Interview– Astec’s View on Machine Safety

Risk Assessment, How to Become an Expert
In today’s complex and litigious environment the identification, evaluation, and reduction of safety risks is not an option. Changes to safety standards introduced the need for a systematic way of quantifying risk. A risk assessment will determine the scope of the required safety systems needed to protect personnel and machines from possible injury or damage.
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Click here to find out how companies are increasing productivity and efficiency with Siemens Simplified Safety. Learn how understanding safety standards can reduce the cost of ownership and enhance the bottom line. Take a step-by-step, standards based guide to assess safety risks at your plant. It’s all just a click away.





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