Safety Services and Machine Guarding
Certified Safety Professional on staff
Our Corporate Safety Engineer, Jonathan A. Shaffer CSP, is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and the National Fire and Protection Agency (NFPA). Jonathan is an experienced Safety Professional who has helped teams work through challenging safety issues in nuclear, manufacturing, construction, and aerospace/defense industries. In addition to his civilian work, Jonathan is also a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve where he is assigned as an Environmental Science and Industrial Hygiene Officer. Having a Certified Safety Professional on staff and on your project improves the opportunity to get it done right, the first time, and without incident.
Safety is Success by Purpose
We have an experienced group of highly proficient engineers who proactively think and plan for safety. From concept to completion our safety engineers provide feedback and details of how safety can be built into the services we provide.
The first step in building safety into a project and thereby mitigating risk is the health, safety and environment (HSE) plan. Our HSE plan covers all aspects of regulatory requirements including human factors and ergonomics. Ideally the HSE plan is to be developed during the project’s concept. The HSE plan is a living document, which means it will be reviewed, managed, implemented and updated throughout the project lifecycle.
Our safety engineers have the knowledge and expertise to promote a safe and healthy work environment. Knowledge of safety standards include
- ISO 18001
We are here to help your team understand the benefits of safety from system concept to completion (design, build and startup). After project startup, we can train your operators to safely operate and maintain the system.
In addition, our Corporate Safety Engineer is authorized by the OSHA Training Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology to deliver training for OSHA’s Construction Industry Standards.
Our safety engineers conduct onsite investigations at our client’s request and provide recommendations on your system processes or facility equipment.
According to OSHA:
“Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled.”
For more information on OSHA machine guarding requirements, click here.
Machine Guarding Consultants
Every industrial facility is susceptible to workplace accidents, especially related to machine safety and equipment safety. Protect your workers with machine guarding.
What to expect from a machine guarding consultation:
- A site visit will give us an opportunity to assess any hazards or hazardous activities that could be safeguarded.
- After understanding how your employees interface with your equipment, taking measurements and watching your machinery or equipment in action, we design a safeguarding concept which we review with you.
- We install any necessary temporary guarding to allow you to safely keep your process running while we work.
- We fabricate and order any safeguards in our shop.
- We install the new safeguards on your equipment or machinery to OSHA specifications.
- Your workers enjoy a safer work environment!