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ProGMA’s Two MODEX 2024 Educational Sessions Explore The Latest Protective ...

Among the Top 10 causes of serious, disabling workplace injuries are falls to a lower level, falling items, being caught in machinery, and pedestrian/vehicle incidents. Together, these four causes alone cost employers $15.79 billion, according to the 2023 Liberty Mutual ...
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When Are Bollards An Ideal Protective Guarding Solution?

As one of many different types of barriers offered by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), it may not always be obvious when to use bollards over other equipment. In certain applications, bollards might be used interchangeably ...
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Protect High Height Infrastructure With These Four Solutions

Elevated walkways, overhead conveyor systems, work platforms, facility structures, and dock doors—all can be vulnerable to impacts from forklifts. If an operator forgets to lower their load or is driving a taller-masted vehicle, these areas are at risk of a ...
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Mitigate Impact Forces On Uprights With Pallet Rack Column Guards

Because of their proximity to forklift traffic, the aisle-side uprights of industrial steel storage racking systems are vulnerable to impacts. Any damage caused by forklift trucks or other moving equipment can significantly reduce the load bearing capacity of the system. ...
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ProGMA’s ProMat Educational Session Shares How To Apply Protective Guarding ...

Keeping workers safe is a top priority across manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution operations. One of the best ways to safeguard against injuries is to apply protective guarding to reduce risk throughout a facility. That’s why operations, maintenance, and safety managers ...
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Learn How Protective Guarding Has Evolved To Strengthen Worker Safety

This article previously appeared in MHI Solutions Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 4. People need to feel safe to be productive, and in industrial environments a crucial component of keeping workers safe is keeping them adequately separated from certain equipment. Fixed ...
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Protective Guarding Search Tool Updated With More Solutions Categories

Developed and continuously updated by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), the free Protective Guarding Search Tool has been expanded with additional solutions categories. As a one-stop resource for facility managers, safety managers, and end users, the ...
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When OSHA Regulations Don’t Cover Your Specific Guarding Scenario, Refer ...

When considering guarding devices that protect personnel from hazards that could result in an injury, it’s important to refer to the mandates of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As the top regulatory agency in the U.S., compliance with ...
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Is Your Facility As Safe As It Can Be? Use ...

While safety is the number one priority of most industrial facilities, sometimes safety measures—such as pedestrian and traffic barriers and guardrails—aren’t as widely deployed as they could be. Or, dangers may have become overlooked as managers and workers go about ...
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Pedestrian And Traffic Barriers: Regulations, Standards, And Best Practices

Beyond the general duty clause that requires employers to keep workers safe from recognized hazards and 29 CFR 1910.176(a), which requires sufficient safe clearances around mechanical handling equipment and appropriately marked permanent aisles and passageways, the Occupational Health and Safety ...