Because no technology can be made foolproof, maintaining safety in environments where humans and robots work together has become a critical, but misunderstood issue for many managers who are worried they may not be keeping pace with the latest codes and regulations.
ROCKFORD, IL, JANUARY 30, 2018 -- Skyrocketing demand for automation has dramatically increased the number of robots deployed by industry to over 1.5 million. Meanwhile, collaborative robots or "co-bots" are making their way into new work environments, such as light manufacturing, fulfillment centers, and agriculture. Because no technology can be made foolproof, maintaining safety in environments where humans and robots work together has become a critical, but misunderstood issue for many managers who are worried they may not be keeping pace with the latest codes and regulations.
To address these concerns, Rockford Systems, LLC. announced today that it will host a live, complimentary mini-webinar titled "Safeguarding Basics: Robots" on Tuesday, February 13, from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Central Time. It will be led by Roger Harrison, Director of Training for Rockford Systems, and an expert on OSHA, CFR, ANSI and NFPA safety standards.
Attending the mini webinar will help safety professionals better understand how to safeguard robots to meet or exceed OSHA 29 CFR regulations and ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 safety standards. In so doing, attendees will learn how to keep their company in absolute compliance, reduce insurance costs, and help prevent employee accidents when working with or around robotic machinery.
This informative, free webinar will specifically cover:
• The latest changes to ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 including the requirement for a risk assessment for robot safety
• How to provide appropriate safeguarding devices to integrate robots into factories and work areas
• Understanding the difference between a service robot and a collaborative robot
• How accidents occur when robots are deployed improperly or used carelessly.
The mini-webinar will run approximately 20-25 minutes with another 5-10 minutes dedicated to a question and answer session with Mr. Harrison.
Register for the webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7801964473443370241?source=press+release. The event will also be recorded and available for on-demand viewing at www.rockfordsystems.com.
ABOUT ROCKFORD SYSTEMS
Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers innovative machine safeguarding solutions for organizations working with industrial machinery. As a trusted adviser since 1971, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. In addition, Rockford Systems provides complete Turnkey Machine Safeguarding Solutions, including machine safeguarding assessments, machine risk assessments, customized build-to-spec integration, over 10,000 safeguarding products, expert installation services, training and technical support, and ongoing compliance validation. Rockford Systems has improved the profitability of many of North America's largest companies by increasing compliance, reducing worker risk, enhancing productivity and decreasing costs.