Welcome to the MHI Industry Leadership Podcast, where we delve into crucial topics shaping the material handling industry. In this special episode on conveyor safety, we are joined by Ben Harper from Leuze Electronic and Jeremy McCullough from SEW-EURODRIVE, both esteemed members of the Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI.
Conveyor safety is at the forefront of our discussion, a topic underscored by alarming U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics data reporting 9,000 injuries and 40 deaths annually. Harper and McCullough share their expertise, discussing trends, the integration of safety measures into operations, and the relevance of safety standards like ANSI B11, ISO 13849, and ASME B20.1-2021.
They shed light on why conveyor safety is often overlooked, emphasizing its critical importance, and providing actionable advice for addressing safety concerns. From identifying hazards like nip and pinch points to ensuring thorough risk assessments, our guests provide invaluable insights for enhancing conveyor safety in the workplace.
Tune in to this enlightening conversation and join us in our commitment to fostering safer working environments in the material handling industry.
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