Machine Guarding & Lockout Tagout Services

Machine Guarding Audit

Moving machine parts can potentially cause severe workplace injuries, amputations, and death. OSHA has placed a high priority on enforcement efforts and reporting requirements to address this unfortunately common workplace hazard by implementing their National Emphasis Program to address workplace amputations.

Safety Controls Technology will conduct a thorough review of select machinery or all equipment in your facility and identify opportunities for improvement. Once the audit has concluded, your facility will receive a comprehensive audit report complete with photographs, drawings, and detailed recommendations. The report not only identifies safety risks but will also provide ideas and professionally researched solutions for you to implement.

SCT is there for you and can help your business improve the safety features of your machinery through our machine guarding audits.

Experts in the Field

Chris Banyai, CSP

Occupational Safety Consultant

Chris Banyai specializes in Accident Investigations, Auditing, Employee Training, Safety Management, Risk Assessment, Lockout Tagout, Machine Guarding, and Mobile Equipment.

Mr.Banyai has mentored and developed skills of many manufacturing capabilities into roles that champion and drive risk mitigation. He has developed business wide guidance in identifying and addressing Serious Injuries and Fatalities (SIF). He has also collaborated with many companies in safety management and reducing risk systematically from local sites to regional level to company wide.

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Bachelors in Safety Sciences, Indiana University of PA

Jay Medlock, ASP, CSP

Director of Compliance Services

Jay Medlock works with SCT’s team of experts on OSHA compliance cases, hazard abatement incidents, machine guarding, expert witness cases, and research.

Mr.Medlock has overseen many large-scale projects in our Construction Division, including glass furnace demolitions and reconstructions as well as sheild buliding projects for nuclear plants. He was also the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Cuyahoga County, where he directed site safety audits, program development, and other responsibilities.

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Bachelors, Ohio University
Masters, Hult International Business School in London

Tim Gordon, CIH, CSP

Sr. Occ Safety & Health Consultant
Tim Gordon specializes in Exposure Assessment/IH Monitoring, Environment, Health & Safety Auditing and Safety & Health Management System Development.

Mr.Gordon has led a global behavioral safety initiative that resulted in a 37% reduction in injury rates in only 18 months. He developed strategies and direction of corporate safety & health management systems that led to a 90% reduction in injury rates over 20 years. Mr.Gordon also mentored numerous young colleagues who have gone on to great careers in the environment, health and safety profession as well as in manufacturing operations.

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Bachelor in Microbiology, University of Memphis
Masters in Environmental Science, Rutgers University

Kelly Baker

Director of General Industry Services
Kelly Baker is SCT's Machine Guarding and Lockout Tagout expert. She also specializes in Gap Analysis, Change analysis, OSHA Compliance Cases, and Expert Witness.

Ms.Baker has developed effective safety solutions and interim protective measures for clients requiring time and capital to complete long-term projects. She has provided clients with the knowledge to feel confident in navigating OSHA requirements. Ms.Baker has also given ongoing support to clients to assure that forward progress in safety program enhancements can continue without necessitating an on-site visit.

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Lock Out Tag Out Services

Workers must often interact with and service the equipment to ensure it functions and operates correctly. Companies must ensure workers are protected from accidental startup of their machinery. Failure to prevent the control of energy in machinery can lead to severe injuries, amputations, and death. When these types of hazards exist in a work environment a lock out tag out program must be implemented to control hazardous energy during servicing and maintenance activities.

OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.147, the control of hazardous energy, remains one of the most frequently cited standards to industrial facilities. We will ensure your program is compliant with all requirements to an effective Lock Out Tag Out program.

Our Lock Out Tag Out Services will enhance your program to meet the following requirements:
1. Site Specific Lock Out Tag Out Program Development
2. Written Machine Specific Lock Out Tag Out Procedures
3. Employee Training
4. Periodic / Annual Inspection of Procedures and Authorized Employees

At SCT, our professional experts can help your facility be fully compliant with our Lock Out Tag Out Services.

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