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6/14/2021 - Machine Safeguarding

When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?” With ...

Machine Safeguarding

Monday, June 14, 2021
Machine Safeguarding

 

Young Workers You Have Rights!
Colin J. Brigham

When determining the best solutions for safeguarding machinery and equipment, one of the biggest challenges that OSH professionals face is answering the question, “How safe is safe enough?” With so many potential risks and hazards associated with machinery, it can be difficult to know where to begin and which safeguards to put in place. The professionals at TRC have considerable expertise in machine safeguarding and can provide a path forward for your machine safeguarding program.

 

We can set aside some time to discuss how we can assist you, please feel free to reach out to Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, FAIHA at cbrigham@1ssh.com, 610.524.5525 x 24.

 

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP
VP Safety Management & Ergonomics


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