GuardSmart 129 – How Do You Assess Risks?

07/26/2017
How Do You Assess Risks? We have been asked countless times how we qualify a potential risk or...

GuardSmart 128 – My Equipment Is Grandfathered – WRONG!

07/11/2017
A lack of understanding OSHA’s machine guarding regulations continues to make machine...

GuardSmart 127 – By The Pound Guarding Will Weigh You Down

06/28/2017
Have you ever heard the term “by-the-pound guarding”? This type of guarding is estimated and...

GuardSmart 126 – Reasonable VS. Impractical

06/14/2017
When looking at safety, there are times when you must strictly adhere to policies and regulations....

GuardSmart 125 – Shortcuts Cut Life Short

05/26/2017
What drives workers to take shortcuts? “I’m in a rush, the job needs to get done” “I’m...

GuardSmart 124 – It’s Official – 8ft. May Not Be Enough!

05/10/2017
Up until recently, there has been a requirement to guard hazards within a certain height from...

GuardSmart 123 – Drive Coupling Hidden Dangers

04/17/2017
Quite often the only component considered hazardous on a direct drive coupling is the coupling...

Guardsmart 122 – Safety Guarding, Maintenance, & Productivity

04/03/2017
Quite often machine safety guarding is a reactive measure instead of a proactive one. Perhaps an...

GuardSmart 121 – Safety Signs

03/29/2017
Safety signage is an important part of any safety program. Safety signs shall be placed so that...

GuardSmart 120 – Conveyor Pulleys – Where are the Hazards?

03/16/2017
The primary hazard on main conveyor pulleys is the pinch point where the belt contacts the pulley....