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Rockford Systems Launches New Remote Safeguarding Assessment Service


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Rockford Systems has announced the expansion of its RS360 workplace safety portfolio with a new Remote Safeguarding Assessment service. The Remote Safeguarding Assessment is designed for machinists with less complex machine safeguarding requirements that need to be evaluated for CFR OSHA 1910, ANSI B11 series standards, and NFPA 79/70E compliance.

The Remote Safeguarding Assessment can help employers and operators understand the mechanical components of machinery and the hazardous mechanical motion that occurs at or near these machines to help avoid injury.

The Remote Safeguarding Assessment service is available for machinists with basic cutting and turning machines, including drill presses, vertical mills, grinders, small lathes, saws, sanders and riveters. A machine safeguarding specialist works with customers to provide safeguarding recommendations using the same methodology that Rockford Systems uses in onsite assessments, its RSXpress software and solution set.

To get started, machinists contact Rockford Systems and request a Remote Safeguarding Assessment. To determine the amount of time required for the remote assessment, machinists are asked to provide basic machine and in-place guarding information. Upon receipt, an appointment is scheduled using either an audio conference or an interactive video conference based upon preference. At the conclusion of the assessment, Rockford Systems provides a comprehensive Safeguarding report and proposal that outlines the findings and provides suggestions to reduce risk and improve compliance, if applicable. Suggestions will be provided in the areas of guards, devices, awareness barriers/devices, safeguarding methods and/or safe work practices, and will reference applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI/NFPA standards.

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