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Industrial Safety Products – Keeping Your Facility, Equipment, and Your Employees Safe

What does it take to keep a facility safe? Industrial safety products include a huge array of safety products, from spill containment products to spill clean up products and many more.

However, since spill management products are members of such huge categories of their own, let’s focus on the kinds of safety products that protect from other mishaps, including bumps, scrapes, and other damage caused by collisions and similar incidents.

And preventing or ameliorating those kinds of damage requires a whole different category of products, many of them involving padding or creating some kind of barrier to keep equipment and physical structures safe. Of course, some of them can protect people as well.

Here are some of the main types of industrial safety products:

1) Bollards and posts

Bollards and posts are great for protecting equipment, physical structures, and even people from heavy equipment — and even regular vehicles.

In fact, bollards are among the products that have crossed over into non-industrial settings as well. And as you’d expect, entire lines of bollards have appeared that are designed to look attractive while still doing a great job of keeping machinery or cars away from sensitive areas.

2) Machine guards

Machine guards are a distant relative to bollards — they’re designed specifically to keep machines safe. Their shape is a bit different, but the idea is the same: keep heavy machinery and other equipment away from machines.

3) Bollard covers

While bollards are sturdy, they can take a lot of abuse. And in order to prevent too many scrapes and dents, you can get bollard covers and keep them looking good for years to come. In fact, once the bollard covers look a little ratty, you can simply replace them with new ones. Installation is a breeze since you simply pull the covers over the bollards.

4) Wall and Corner Protectors

The padding principle is also used in the case of wall and corner protectors. Vehicles and heavy machinery frequently bump onto walls and corners, and repairing those can get expensive.

Fortunately, wall and corner protectors provide a simple solution to that problem. Simply install them along critical areas, and they act like bumpers at bumper cars. Instead of the wall getting damaged, the wall or corner protectors get a scrape. Then again, they’re designed to take quite a beating, so they’ll look good for a long time before they have to be replaced.

Safety Glass and Safety Enclosure For Laser Engraving Machine

The safety glass and enclosure is the most important safety protective device for a laser engraving machine; it protects the laser emission from the beam which could affect the human skin and eye. Without these safety devices, the laser engraving system can’t be categorized as a class 1 laser system.

Safety glass

The laser safety glasses of the machine must be of a type according to European and international safety standard. These standards are EN207 and EN208 (personal eye protection and eye protectors) or the guidelines in ANSI Z 136.1.

Normally, EN standards apply in Europe and ANSI standards apply in the United State. Sometimes, the regulations in force depend on the location of the laser engraving machine installation.

If the structure or optical quality of the safety glasses changes during use, the root cause must be identified immediately and it have to be dismantled and replaced.

Safety enclosure

Laser safety enclosure is designed to protect the machine operator from direct, reflected and scattered laser beam radiation.

For industrial production processes, a laser safety enclosure according to Class 1 laser safety standard must be used around the point of application of the laser beam. This enclosure can be supplied by the laser engraving machine supplier or distributor itself or it can be supplied from an accredited appointed manufacturer from the OEM. But such an enclosure must meets class 1 laser safety standards and is approved to be safely used in a production environment without the use of personal eye protection or any other PPE.