Machine Safety: OSHA’s Stance on New Safety Standards

By Control Engineering Staff August 22, 2007
August 22, 2007

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OSHA’s Stance on New Safety Standards

While industry innovates, with new safety standards and solutions emerging, manufacturers worry about what’s missing. Industry consensus standards by themselves are not enough. These standards don’t have the force of law except when specifically referenced by a governmental rule or regulation. That gap leads to a question. Click here to learn more.

Lean and Safe Manufacturing – Can You Do Both?

Mike Taubitz, global regulatory liaison at General Motors Corp., says companies no longer have a choice when it comes to lean manufacturing. Eliminating waste in terms of motion, idleness, materials and other aspects of production has become a necessity, and leaning out a process is a matter of business survival. Click here to learn more.

Six Steps You Need to Know to Meet New Safety Standards

The advent of new standards isn’t often a cause for celebration, but what is typically seen as a negative can be changed into something positive by following the right approach. Careful implementation of new standards can be good for the bottom line, to the tune of millions of dollars. Click here to learn more.

Can You Trust a Safety PLC?
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Read this paper and learn how new PLC’s are safely controlling the most critical applications.
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On Top of Today’s Changing Safety Standards?
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Download “Common Machine Safety Terms You Need to Know” to learn how current standards affect your systems.
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Guarding Solution

This complimentary paper, written by safety expert Paul Davis, will help you understand which solution is best for you. Click here and also receive a guide to setting up your electronic guarding systems.
Free Safety Webinars

Siemens is offering a series of comprehensive webinars focusing on the most asked-for topics:

  • Plug & Play Technology

  • Safety Rated Ethernet

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Integrated Safety on Open Ethernet
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Watch this video and learn how to simplify safety and reduce development, start up and maintenance.
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Technology Spotlight

Wireless HMI with integrated Safety functions! Click here to learn more about the Simatic Mobile Panel 277 Wireless.