Automation does not equal a 100% safe work environment. Safety is always a factor when it comes to industrial automation systems, especially those that involve humans working closely with robotic systems and fast-moving heavy machinery.
Besides a decrease in injuries and incidents, automation safety solution benefits include:
Management must be aware of the sources of safety hazards which may include:
According to OSHA, “in order to protect workers involved in [automation] industries, employers should implement a safeguarding strategy as follows, using a hierarchy of controls.”
While proper installation of automation solutions, employee training and practical production goals vastly reduce safety hazards, there are diverse safety solutions that can easily be implemented not only to keep employees safe but keep production moving.
It’s not all about the products that you choose, you can also further increase safety at your facility through:
Building a safety plan takes time and the right products. We can help you select the right automation safety products based on your application. Get in touch with the automation experts at Motion Ai today.