Marty Kronz is a product engineer for AutomationDirect, and is a BSME graduate of Brown University. His 30+ years of experience in the industrial/electrical market includes mechanical, electrical, and functional safety product/tooling design, product management, and business development.
Considering newer products and technologies can improve personnel safety, especially when combined with a “design for safety” approach and appropriate automation.
Leaders and managers need to implement a proactive prevention through design (PtD) program and track near misses to mitigate electrical safety hazards and protect workers in their plant
Better equipment design takes a step beyond training.