As an employer you have a legal requirement to adequately guard dangerous machinery. Non-compliance of these obligations can lead to significant fines, imposed restrictions and loss of staff productivity. Employers are responsible for providing all necessary machine guarding and safety equipment throughout their factory, workshop or other workplace. Workers are responsible for using the guards and other safety measures required by the employer.
Why you should treat machine guarding seriously
Poor machine guarding practices are a major hazard confronted by people in the workplace everyday. Approximately 8 out of 10 workplace fatalities and 1 in 4 workplace injuries involve mechanical equipment. Many workplace injuries, caused through machinery are preventable.
Managing health and safety is an ongoing process that requires commitment by both management and employees in order to:
MACHINE HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION’S ARE ACHIEVED THROUGH
MACHINE HAZARDS WHICH MAY BE CONTROLLED BY GUARDING
Our onsite consultant will determine the appropriate control measures that must be put in place to eliminate the risk, or where it is not reasonably practicable to do so, the risk must be minimized. The hierarchy of control (listed in order of priority) is:
5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
(Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should only be used when other higher order control measures are not possible, and only as a short term solution. Efforts to remove health and safety risks using ‘Elimination’, ‘Engineering’ and ‘Administration’ controls should be fully explored before PPE is implemented. Examples of PPE include:
Industrial, Manufacturing and Facility Safety Audits, Inspections
A safety audit is a tool that can be utilized to improve safety and attitudes in the workplace. A safety audit is an inventory or checklist of items specifically geared to your operations. It allows you to take action, correct hazards, and determine the appropriate actions to take to achieve the desired safety goals. Measuring your safety performance also provides a baseline to compare future safety initiatives against.
What is your desired data outcome?
We travel to your locations and make comprehensive assessments of conditions and detailed reporting providing management the resources to make critical decisions.
We will provide detailed reporting and corrective action items. A fresh perspective may be what your safety program needs.
As one of premiere risk consulting businesses we deliver wide array of services for buildings and facilities for such projects ranging from small to multimillion dollar projects. Over the past 13 years, we have provided theses services for many of our clients throughout the industries, including fortune 500 corporations, more than 100 of different government institutions.
Many businesses rely on insurance companies as the primary and sometimes only form of risk management posed by a wide variety of potential loses some nature caused and others manmade. Prudent action calls for alternative methods of risk management, such as facility improvement programs that are specifically designed to protect life safety and to mitigate the greatest sources of loss.
We work closely with each client to evaluate all reasonable alternatives prior to selecting a final solution. Our objective is to find the most cost-effective solution, with minimal impact to ongoing operations. Businesses and organizations often face conflicting demands, as output or services must be continuous, yet safety and environmental standards cannot be compromised.
We provide a Corporate-wide approach to delivering rational solutions for all safety and risk challenges. Easy Safety Solutions consultants are acknowledged in the field of safety analysis, risk assessment, and safety training. Our reputation is built on our proven expertise, unmatched quality of our work, the accuracy of our work, and our commitment to total customer satisfaction. We have an extensive work history with a variety of facilities and have provided an assortment of consulting and training services.
Easy Safety Solutions offers traditional property loss control services to corporate multinational and global clients to assist in identifying and managing risk posed by man-made and natural perils affecting their owned/leased locations. These capabilities are delivered by a staff of seasoned risk and loss control consultants experienced in various types of operations stemming from business interruption’s and property damage to total loss property use.
· Detailed Inspections
· Operational Surveys
· Tennant Operations Hazard and Risk Assessments
· Fire Protection System Review and Analysis
· Machinery and Equipment Breakdown Analysis
· Loss Control
· Hazard Risk and Mitigation
Our clients acquire significant benefits by accessing loss control services within Easy Safety Solutions including third party objective opinion of risk, highly qualified view of available risk mitigation capabilities analyses, enterprise-wide risk assessment.
Assisting our clients to reduce and manage the risk to facilities in a practical and cost-effective manner, while addressing all concerns that are logical and practical and considers important aspects, including damage to structures, equipment and inventory, business interruption costs, and personnel safety including general public.
1. Risk Identification
2. Risk Reduction / Elimination
3. Risk Prevention
· Art Galleries
· Bus Terminals
· Commercial Facilities
· Shopping Centers / Malls
· Strip Malls
· Entertainment Facilities
· Multi Tennant Facilities
· Office Buildings
· Parking Structures
· Public Buildings
· Railroad Transportation Terminals
If you have a pending audit, or recognize that your employee safety and/or training programs are long-overdue for improvement, we can provide you with years of experience and insight to help you design a program to fit your needs. ESS consulting team is dedicated to understanding your unique regulatory challenges and delivering cost-effective, experienced-based solutions you can put to immediate use.
Depending on your needs - whether you have a manufacturing operation, retail or service, or handle hazardous materials - we can provide solid direction on the programs and policies you want to pursue.
Our Onsite Consulting Services are available for PSM, Machine Guarding, OSHA, Hazardous Materials, Construction, Workplace Safety and more
Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA's electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires, and explosions. Electrical hazards are addressed in specific standards for the general industry.
Does your company have the Electrical Safety requirements?
General Industry Safety Orders require all businesses and organizations to include all the elements below to assure safety of their workers and contractors that may engage in any form of electrical work. Our onsite consultant will address all of the following items;
This Appendix contains a list of toxic and reactive highly hazardous chemicals which present a potential for a catastrophic event at or above the threshold quantity.
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