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Ontario releases return-to-work safety guidelines for manufacturers

The Ontario government has released safety guidelines for the manufacturing industry, among other sectors, to prepare workers to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing hazards in a hazardous world

Modern machine safety practices call for the use of guarding, personal protective equipment and proper training, but ensuring the appropriate levels of machine safety can be a complicated task.

Forklift connectivity promotes safety on the shop floor

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 are bringing a new level of connectivity to supply chain and manufacturing facilities to help companies identify and resolve issues draining productivity and hindering efficiency.

Safely automating food and beverage applications

Robots are becoming more and more integrated in processing applications in order to save time and space, as well as to improve cleanliness and safety.
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Improving worker safety in robotic welding

Robotic welding makes manufacturers more productive while generating more consistent, higher quality welds and reducing waste. Robots also empower manufacturers to address the current shortage of skilled welders to recruit. » Learn more

Ontario’s top 10 health & safety violations: learn how to avoid them

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s latest top 10 list of health and safety violations casts a bright light on opportunities that many Ontario workplaces may be missing. » Read full article

Automating safety through hardware and software

According to the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada, over 29,000 manufacturing workers suffer a job-related injury each year, accounting for nearly 12 per cent of all workplace lost-time claims. » Read full article

Toyota Motor Manufacturing installs press guards from Cascade Safety

Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s factory in Buffalo, West Virginia recently received 20 GuardianCoil press guard systems from Cascade Safety and Security, a supplier of coiled wire fabric systems for new and retrofit industrial machinery. » Read full article

Building a culture of data-driven workplace safety

A growing number of Canadian manufacturing companies are adopting digital technologies as they aim to transform their businesses – by improving operational efficiency and employee productivity. » Read full article

A list of major manufacturing events affected so far due to coronavirus

Many manufacturing and automation events have been cancelled, postponed or modified in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. » More info