22/08/2013 - 13:56 pm

Crown Equipment to Address Iron and Steel Technology Professionals at Safety and Health Conference | Industry News

In industry news, Crown Equipment Corp.'s director of global Crown Insite products, Jim Gaskell will present, "Improving Operator OSHA Compliance and Safety with the Use of Technology " at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology's (AIST) Safety and Health Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 11, 2013.

The program will demonstrate how companies are using advanced technology to better manage their operations and assets, as well as reduce workplace injuries and increase operator accountability.

“Operating mobile equipment in a manufacturing environment has its own set of safety challenges, and it’s important to recognize the role technology has in improving operator safety,” Gaskell said. “New technologies control equipment access by requiring operators to enter a login prior to use. This process keeps operators accountable and alerts managers when a collision occurs. Warehouse and facility managers also have access to an electronic licensing documentation process that automatically recertifies operators and ensures compliance. Through the implementation of new technology, managers may receive critical information that allows them to better enforce safety and control costs.”

Sponsored by AIST’s Safety & Health and Material Handling Technology Committees, the conference focuses on reinforcing safety and health initiatives at metal-producing facilities, as well as those of associated suppliers, vendors and contractors.

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