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Monday, May 04, 2009
Rockford Systems, Inc., Rockford, IL, has introduced a new monthly 2.5-day machine-safeguarding seminar on how to safeguard point-of-operation hazards on all types of metal-fabricating equipment. The seminar covers interpretations of current OSHA and ANSI standards and includes demonstrations of machines under power along with audio-visual presentations. Content is designed for plant managers, safety directors, supervisors, setup people, etc.—anyone responsible for machine safety. Attendees will receive 2.0 continuing-education credits. Learn more at www.rockfordsystems.com
Waterjet-System Builder Expanding Operations
Friday, May 01, 2009
Flow International Corp., headquartered in Kent, WA, plans to spend more than $2.4 million in improvements and equipment to expand its operations in Jeffersonville, IN. The company makes ultrahigh-pressure waterjet-cleaning and abrasive-waterjet-cutting machines. The expansion follows the firm’s recent award of a multimillion-dollar contract from Airbus. Learn more at www.flowcorp.com
New Jersey Stamper Wins OSHA Sharp Award
Friday, May 01, 2009
HK Metalcraft, Lodi, NJ, will receive the OSHA SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) award on May 7, 2009. The award recognizes small employers who operate an exemplary safety and health management system. Upon receiving SHARP recognition, a worksite is exempt from programmed inspections during the period that the SHARP certification is valid. HK Metalcraft manufactures precision metal stampings, spring washers, formed products and related assemblies; www.hkmetalcraft.com
. It’s participated in the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program to help institute training programs in the concepts of lean manufacturing and the 5-S program.
Learn more about the SHARP program at www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/sharp.html