National Safety Council

National Safety Council Expo 2016

Machine Guard & Cover Co. will be exhibiting at the National Safety Council Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA on October 17-19. Please see us at Booth #1100. Our new line of split round covers have sparked interest with many of our customers. Visit us to see how small gaps can be …

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Safety 2016

Safety 2016

Please join Machine Guard & Cover Co. on June 26-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA for Safety 2016. We will be exhibiting at Booth #1202. Stop by to check out our new line of shaft covers. These shaft covers are available for horizontal or vertical applications, with a variety of flange …

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Coupling Guards for Pump and Motor Assembly, Before and After

Case Study: Coupling Guards for Pump and Motor Assembly

The Challenge Machine Guard & Cover Co. was asked by the Army Corps of Engineers in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to bring seven pump and motor coupling assemblies up to current ANSI B11.19-2010 guarding safety standards. The couplings were covered by bent metal covers that were installed years ago and no longer provided adequate protection …

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2016 Michigan Safety Conference

2016 Michigan Safety Conference

Machine Guard & Cover Co. will be exhibiting at the 2016 Michigan Safety Conference on April 19-20 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Come see our newest line of bearing shaft covers, or come with your questions about OSHA machine guarding standards. We hope to see you there!

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OSHA Safety Fee Violation Increases in 2016

The bipartisan budget, passed by both the House and the Senate and signed by President Obama on November 2, 2015, contains provisions that will raise OSHA penalties for the first time in 25 years. The changes in the budget go into effect in 2016, with the new penalties coming into effect by August 1, 2016. …

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Generator Turbine Shaft

Case Study: Hydroelectric Plant Shaft Guard

Machine Guard & Cover Co. specializes in both stock machine guards and bearing covers, as well as in-house tooling and manufacturing of custom parts. The Challenge Low head hydraulic power plants have turbines set at or close to the discharge level of the water, with a generator placed above the turbine. (See Figure 1) These …

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Outsourcing Safety Guards

Why Outsourcing Safety Guards Makes Sense

Although adding a guard to a machine seems like an easy finishing touch, it can prove to be more difficult than originally thought. Taking the time to fabricate a guard can pull a person away from their own system development, or from their main projects. Many companies consider outsourcing their physical guard manufacturing for the …

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Will OSHA Be Visiting You in 2015?

According to Manufacturing.net, OSHA plans to increase their number of inspections in 2015. Don’t let your guard down — call us today to see how we can help you and your customer have an OSHA-compliant plant. With our easy to use machine guard sizing sheets and our 20 years of experience, we can help you …

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National Safety Council Expo 2014

2014 National Safety Council Expo

Safety is something we don’t take lightly. This year, Machine Guard & Cover Co. will be partnering with the National Safety Council in order to promote safety in the workplace. Please come see us at the 2014 National Safety Council Expo in San Diego, CA on September 15-17. You can find us at booth 5849. …

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