New Safety Standards Also Boost Efficiency

Industrial safety standards in North America have undergone sweeping changes in recent years. While most facilities’ engineers have taken note of these regulatory shifts, those who haven’t might find they are no longer up to code – risking costly fines, injuries, and loss of employee morale.

New Safety Standards Also Boost Efficiency

Advanced metalworking facilities require highly trained employees. Therefore, it’s more important than ever that those plants adopt new safety standards that are keeping up with their new technology. One of the best ways to ensure a safe work environment is by conducting a thorough risk assessment, especially when new automated processes have recently been added.

This isn’t just a suggested best practice, though; thanks to the new CAN/CSA Z434 standard that was adopted in 2013, proper risk assessments are now mandatory when automated equipment is added to a material handling operation.

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