Emergency stop devices: the risks of installer liability

On the MachineBuilding.net blog today, Alex D’Arcy, Sales Director at Hylec-APL, provides some interesting insights into the liabilities associated with installing emergency stop devices on machinery. Hylec-APL provides technical products and solutions in industrial machinery and emergency stop systems. Check out Alex’s article. If you need to know more about the technical design side of…

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The Third Level of the Hierarchy: Information for Use

I’ve written about the Hierarchy of Controls in past posts. I’ve focused on the engineering side of the control equation: Physical changes to machine design to eliminate hazards and mechanical or electrical control systems that can reduce risk. The first two levels of the Hierarchy, Elimination/Substitution and Engineering Controls are typically more challenging to apply…

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