Safety guard fabrication enhances worker protection
Safety guard fabrication plays a crucial role in bringing workplace environmental planning in line with OSHA standards as well as reinforcing an employer's focus on safety. Badger Sheet Metal Works, a leader in mining industry fabrication, designs and delivers a wide range of safety guard fabrication projects for customers in a variety of industries.
"Safety is a huge focus within our own operations, so we are keenly aware of its importance within the manufacturing world," says Kenny Coe, director of sales at Badger Sheet Metal Works. "Our teams are adept at completing safety guard fabrication projects ranging from standard to custom designs."
Badger Sheet Metal Works' own safety emphasis includes on-site classes conducted regularly by Fox Valley Safety & Training Inc. Training topics are designed to meet or exceed OSHA requirements and cover a wide range of subjects, including June's focus on fall protection and fall protection equipment.
Four primary types of safety guard fabrication projects
Fixed safety guards – These common safety guard projects are permanently attached to equipment. Larger fixed safety guards cover power transmission units, while smaller fixed guards provide protection on tools such as band saws.
Adjustable safety guards – As the name implies, adjustable safety guards provide an option for manual adjustment based on the particular tool use. These are common in instances where material sizes vary and the unused portion of a blade requires protection.
Self-adjusting safety guards – Typically found on saws, self-adjusting guards push away from the point of operation as material is fed into a machine. These guards allow material into the cutting zone while covering the remainder of the blade.
Interlocked safety guards – These guards allow workers to remove or open them to gain access to a hazardous zone. They typically are designed to shut down the machine upon opening, which further decreases the hazard.
Contact Badger Sheet Metal Works to discuss safety guard fabrication for your workplace.
About Badger Sheet Metal Works
Badger Sheet Metal Works is a custom and OEM metal fabrication partner for a wide range of industries including food and dairy, mining, petroleum, material handling, medical and pharmaceutical. The company employs approximately 100 people in a custom-designed plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The facility includes a 70-by-320-foot main assembly bay with four crane rails featuring a total lifting capacity of 30 tons and a 22-foot under-hook height.
For more information about Badger Sheet Metal Works' capabilities, call Kenny Coe, director of sales, at (920) 435-8881, or visit https://www.bsmw.com/
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