OSHA Standards Compliant
OSHA Standards for Machine Safety
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
OSHA standards are important for workplace safety. OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The US Congress found OSHA in 1970 as part of the US Department of Labor. The goal was to establish a regulatory standard for workplaces with potentially hazardous or dangerous environments. Its guidelines protect both employees and employers from accidents and injuries in the workplace. The OSHA enforces standards for the workplace, and seeks to inform and educate about the risks involved with using various machinery and equipment.
The OSHA may send a representative or group of representatives to inspect machinery and equipment at your workplace in person. Safety devices get approval from OSHA on a case by case basis. You can expect a visit from OSHA on what type of safety guards and equipment you are running.
OSHA Standards Compliance
OSHA standards compliance is extremely important. Not only does compliance protect your employees, but it also ensures that your workplace legally clears minimum safety requirements. Not following OSHA or another regulatory body that is recognizable as legitimate in a court of law could have serious repercussions. Safeguarding your workers also means safeguarding your company from potentially detrimental legal action due to onsite accidents.
OSHA Standards Inspection
After inspection from OSHA representatives, if there is a violation of any OSHA standards, a citation or “notice of de minimis” will be issued. Measures must be taken to correct the violation before the equipment in question is approved to resume operation. Depending on the nature of the violation, the result of a citation could be several things. This includes the discontinuation of use of equipment until approved safeguarding measures have been installed. Failure to correct a violation will result in further citations with more severe penalties.
How Our Products Meet OSHA Standards
Our products are in full accordance with OSHA standards and guidelines. Most important however, we build our products for comprehensive operator protection because we strive to avoid and prevent workplace accidents.
OSHA’s Letter of Approval
According to OSHA’s letter of approval for our presence sensing devices:
“A laser guarding device may be considered an electronic safety device, pursuant to 1910.212(a)(1), and would not be in violation of 1910.212(a)(3) [in conjunction with a hydraulic press brake], if it effectively and reliably prevents worker injury by controlling the zone of danger described.”
View our OSHA Letter of Approval.
Our presence sensing devices protect the point of operation and dangerous moving parts from interference.
Each unit still has to receive OSHA approval on a case by case basis because it verifies if the product in use has correct placement. The approval also verifies correct functionality and effectiveness.
“We understand the importance of safety, and want to make sure we produce a product that keeps our customers, and their employees safe.” – Metal Tech Controls Corp.
We ensure that all products are effective in protecting operators from harm. Our strict quality control protocols ensure that each of our safety devices meets OSHA standards. We run thorough checks on all units before clearing them to be sold. Properly installed, our products will protect your workers and pass all inspections by OSHA.
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About Metal Tech Controls Corp.
Metal Tech Controls Corp. has been a professional, innovative, and trustworthy source since 1989 for press brake safety controls and systems, including the cutting-edge Laser Sentry system. Our products and services, just like our Florida-based business, are all proudly Made in America.