Martin Engineering has announced the publication of an aggregation of global best practices dedicated to reducing conveyor risk and injuries. Modeled after the company’s respected Foundations reference volume, now in its fourth edition, Foundations for Conveyor Safety from Martin Engineering provides an unprecedented collection of information, assembled specifically to help conveyor system operators achieve safe production. To assess the true value of safety, the book includes ground-breaking methodology for calculating the payback from safety investments, sometimes referred to as ROS for “Return On Safety.”
“This book is really a global roundup of best practices to keep safe those who must work on or around belt conveyors,” observed lead author Todd Swinderman. “Part of that is recognizing the hazards, hardware systems and work practices that will improve safety. But it also includes methodologies on how to design conveyors to be safer, and how to justify the expenses for those improved systems.”
Swinderman has been an officer and chair of numerous Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) standards writing committees, and has served as chair, editor and driving force behind the Sixth Edition of the CEMA Belt Book: Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials.
The new volume is a collaboration of experts with vast experience in bulk material handling, designed to educate readers by identifying hazards, danger zones and unsafe work practices around conveyors, helping raise awareness among management, operators and maintenance personnel. Content on Hazards, Hardware Solutions, Safe Work Practices, Risk Assessment and Safer Conveyor Construction leads to summary discussion of the return on safety investment and how to measure the payback.
Foundations for Conveyor Safety will be available to Martin Engineering customers and by request – in print and digital formats – and will be used in conjunction with Foundations 4 in the company’s conveyor safety training classes. The book can be downloaded at: martin.hostservices.net