OHS Canada Magazine

Essentials in Machine Guarding Seminars

June 10, 2004

Health & Safety

Stoney Creek, Ontario, June 7, 2004, Vickers-Warnick welcomed over 150 individuals to two days of complimentary Machine Guarding Seminars and Trade Shows held in Woodbridge on June 1st, 2004 and Guelph on June 3rd, 2004.

Attendees representing a wide variety of Ontario Manufacturing companies had the opportunity to listen to two key note speakers, John Murphy of Vickers Warnick and Frank Tomei of the IAPA, as well as take an opportunity browse tabletop displays featuring the latest in Machine Guarding Solutions. The presenters and other Machine Guarding Experts were on hand to discuss individual application-related issues.

The first speaker, John Murphy summarized current legislation and standards in Ontario relating to Machine Guarding, including the newly released CSA standard – Z432-04 Safeguarding of Machinery as well as CSA Z142 Code for Power Press Operation: Health, Safety, and Guarding Requirements.

Frank Tomei a well known Machine Guarding Specialist employed by the IAPA (Industrial Accident Prevention Association) delivered an excellent presentation outlining the responsibilities and requirements of employers as stated in Section 7 of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. (Pre start Health and Safety Reviews).

The Tabletop displays featured solutions for applications as simple as zone guarding to the complex requirements of pinch point protection. Representatives from the following Manufacturers of Machine Guarding products were on hand to answer questions.

Darlex Aluminum Extrusion ? Physical Guards
Omron ? Safety Door Switches, Light Curtains
Tapeswitch ? Safety Mats
Ross Controls ? Double Valves, EEZ-On, Lockout Valves
Gordon Engineering ? Wrap Around Guarding Solutions for machines with
Complex Geometrys
Command Stamp ? Press Controls

Attendees left the seminars well advised on the ever changing issues related to Machine Guarding legislation in Ontario and more importantly much practical advice to ensure that they are meeting the requirements in their own workplaces.

Vickers-Warnick is a value-added distributor specializing in applied solution selling of industrial safety and guarding, automation and motion control products. We have been in business for almost fifty years and have earned a reputation in the marketplace for quality people, products and value-added services, along with excellent customer service and ISO certified systems.

342 Dewitt Road North, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2T2
Bus: 905-662-7737 Watts: 800-263-6835
Fax: 905-662-9424
E-Mail: stoney@vickers-warnick.com

From Left to Right in the Photo
John Murphy – Corporate Manager Fluid Power and Safety – John Saranchuk – Technical Sales Representative -Vickers-Warnick Ltd Matt Garner – Sales Manager – Darlex Alan Hall – Technical Sales Representative – Tapeswitch/London Mat Eric Cummings – Global Industry Specialist – Ross Controls Michael Venneri – Ontario Sales Manager – Vickers-Warnick Ltd Frank Tomei – Machine Guarding Specialist – IAPA Matt Dodds – Sensor Product Specialist – Omron Canada Brett Lupton – Automation Specialist – Omron Canada Brant Barriage – Application Specialist – Omron Canada John Perrotti -Sales Manager – Gordon Engineering.


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