Cultivating a Culture of Safety

Cultivating a Culture of Safety Providing a safe work environment for your employees, contractors and visitors starts with a Vision and Mission. Simply stated, “Every worker has the right to go home safe and healthy everyday and every employer has the responsibility to provide a safe work environment.” This was the driving force that resulted in […]

Polytron, Inc. Expands Certified Machinery Safety Team

In March 2014, Polytron, Inc. became Rockwell Automation’s first North American Machinery Safety Solution Partner.  This Machinery Safety designation is reserved for an elite group of systems integrators that pass a thorough assessment of their safety application expertise, experience and capabilities, and shows a commitment to maintaining excellence in machinery safety applications over the long […]

How Safe Is Your Plant Floor?

Almost every day in the United States, a news story is released about a severe injury or fatality at a manufacturing facility. Most common contributing factors are: Inadequate safety training for younger or new employees. Statistics show that the injury rate is higher in the younger manufacturing workforce. Read More Lack of awareness and understanding of […]

On The Safe Side

When it comes to the day-to-day work activities in a manufacturing environment, nothing is more important than safety on the job. No matter where these activities occur, there are hazards. With worker safety, productivity, and cost at stake, why leave the risk of job hazards to chance? Ensuring safe operation and continued productivity relies on […]

What will automation, controls, and instrumentation look like in 2020?

Brent Stromwall, PE, PMP and vice president of Polytron, Inc. said that by 2020, manufacturing enters a true digital era. On the way, “It is imperative that manufacturers provide more precise and advanced access to technical and reference materials so that operators and technicians are better prepared to operate and maintain both existing and new […]

OSHA and Safety Record Keeping in Manufacturing

Record keeping is again on the agenda of OSHA. Effective January 1, 2015 all work-related hospitalizations and inpatient hospitalizations must be reported within 24 hours and all work-related fatalities must be reported within 8 hours. The new rule took effect for all employers under federal OSHA’s jurisdiction on January 1, 2015. States that operate their […]

Aging Workforce and the Impact on Safety in Manufacturing

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2016, one-third of the U.S. workforce will be age 50 or older and that number will increase to 115 million by 2020. A Pew Research report shows that approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day for the next 19 years. At this rate, almost every manufacturer […]

6 Training Tips that Improve Manufacturing Safety

After implementing important machine safety measures in a manufacturing facility, your team should have all of the tools they need to sustain a safe working environment. We want to facilitate employees to be successful in our safety training and to transfer the practices into action once they’re out on the floor. To guarantee results we […]

Safety Standards and Technology Create a Safe Work Environment

Safety Standards were created and adopted locally and globally to ensure workers are safe, and products are created applying safety standards for user protection. These standards are evolving as technology evolves to ensure that safety requirements stay in step with new advances such as, integrated safety controls and robotics. In the past, machine safety was […]

Every Worker Has the Right to Go Home Safe and Healthy Everyday

If you are a bottom line type of person, you should know that your business’ greatest asset is its employees. They can also be an expensive liability. Research has shown a direct correlation between safety and productivity. When safety performance is increased, operational performance, machine speed, and utilization increases as well – as much as five to […]