Learn how to Leverage an Unexpected Plant Shutdown to Improve your Electrical Safety Procedures.

As the old saying goes, when life gives you lemons – make lemonade. And when unexpected plant shutdowns occur, safety and plant managers should capitalize on the opportunity to evaluate and improve their safety procedures. Often during plant shutdowns, floor employees may feel confused or be filled with uncertainty. Managers should seize this chance to…

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Troubleshooting Safely: Using PtD Methods to Provide Safe Access to Energized Equipment

Control of Hazardous Energy – Lockout/Tagout has once again appeared on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Top 10 Most Cited Violations in 2018. Although this category covers a wide range of violations, it confirms that personnel continue to pursue access into electrical enclosures without being fully aware of the danger involved. Before performing…

One-Step Automation to Supersede Multiple Manual Tests

Machine-driven outages at the factory are an expensive spanner in the works, so planned maintenance shutdown is critical in limiting machine glitches and production downtime. But in practice, equipment servicing isn’t always as frequently or regularly scheduled as desired. Why? Because planned servicing can be very resource taxing to the business. Turnaround maintenance is highly…

Smart Business 2018: Prioritizing Electrical Safety for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals

These days, smart businesses prioritize electrical safety. To maximize the benefit of electrical safety with regard to maintenance and reliability in the plant, it’s important to consider the allocation of resources. When it comes to equipment maintenance, choose reliability over risk. Neglecting the maintenance of electrical equipment and wiring can lead to non-compliance with installation…

Achieving New Goals: Maximize Uptime With an Enhanced Electrical Safety Program

Downtime is a killer to the bottom line. Whether planned or unplanned, downtime idles the workforce, slows production numbers, and can create downstream effects that may cause major disruptions to the supply chain. How does the electrical safety program in your facility maximize uptime? First, it’s important to bear in mind that although scheduled maintenance…

The Top 5 Reasons for Modernizing Your Electrical Safety Program

In your plant, there’s a good chance your facility’s electrical equipment is constantly being changed or updated (moves and adds) and maybe even improved. Thus, your electrical safety program should also address these changes. In keeping up with new technology and evolving safety concerns, safety standards are periodically revised. Updated standards should be viewed as…