Omron Expands Safety Offering With Visual Lockout/Tagout and Arc Flash Services With Brady Corporation
October 6, 2020
In response to a growing need for manufacturers to ensure compliance and protect operators from hazards on the plant floor, automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has incorporated assessment and labeling services focused on best practices for lockout/tagout and arc flash avoidance into its safety offering.
Industry-leading automation solutions and safety services provider Omron Automation Americas has partnered with Brady Corporation, a global leader in safety and identification products and services, to help manufacturers maintain compliance and protect their employees through lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures and arc flash risk mitigation programs. The partnership combines Brady’s deep expertise with Omron’s commitment to providing holistic management for safe manufacturing facilities across a variety of industries.
Lockout/tagout problems are consistently among the top five violations for regulatory agencies in the Americas. When a company’s employees need to perform maintenance, repairs or adjustments (including line changeovers), it’s essential to have measures in place to keep them safe from hazardous machine motion by isolating and dissipating the machines’ energy sources. In tandem with Brady’s world-class field engineers, Omron’s safety experts work with manufacturers to create clear, complete and easily accessible lockout/tagout instructions with visual elements to protect operators and help avoid citations.
Arc flashes can be a significant safety risk on the manufacturing floor. Although usually associated with high voltages, the causes and mitigation methods can be complex so manufacturers are required to conduct risk assessments for their specific situation. In partnership with Brady’s electrical engineers, Omron can provide full risk assessments and recommendations to help employees stay safe while working on energized panels.
In addition to these two new services, Omron offers a variety of expert-led training classes with a focus on safety, including TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Technician and Engineer certifications and skill building programs on general machine safety. FFor safety solution evaluation and implementation, Omron’s experts perform risk assessments on thousands of machines per year and assist with safety system retrofits and the safeguarding of simple and complex machinery.