Posted tagged ‘industrial safety’

Reduce Your Liability Risk with Machine Safety Labels

December 26, 2014

Safety Label reduces liability risk

Calling all Machinery Manufacturers – Reduce Your Liability Risk with Machinery Safety Labels

Do the machines your company builds have potential hazards associated with their transportation, installation, use, maintenance, decommissioning or disposal?

As simple as it may sound, properly designed safety labels can go a long way toward protecting machine operators – as well as your company’s bottom line.

Read The Importance of Machinery Safety Labels (September 2014, Control Design) to learn about three tools you can use to help ensure your machine safety labels reduce risk and improve safety – for your company and your machine’s end-users.

For help with your safety system or to order your Omron STI safety equipment, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at

New OSHA Regulations for Reporting Serious Injuries

December 8, 2014

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Effective January 1, 2015, workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction will be required to report all serious work-related injuries within 24 hours of their occurrence.

These include in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye; fatalities will require that OSHA be notified within eight hours.

Read Revised OSHA Rule Requires Employers to Report All Serious Injuries within 24 Hours (September 2014, EHS Today) to learn more about the change, and its intended impact on employers, workers and injury rates.

Prevent serious injuries at your plant with safety equipment from Omron STI. For help with your safety system or to order Omron STI equipment, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or email us at

Selecting the Right Safety System

November 26, 2014

Omron STI Safety Interlock Switches

Selecting the Right Safety System will Maximize Safety and Operate (Nearly) Transparently

Safety is the number one responsibility of every manufacturer – and it’s a particularly challenging and important task in operations where personnel work with potentially hazardous machinery.

That said, the best safety device is one that offers maximum safety with minimum impact on machine operations at the lowest possible cost.

Read How to Select the Right Safety System for Manufacturing Applications (October 2014, Manufacturing Business Technology) for practical tips to select the most appropriate safety devices for typical manufacturing applications.

For help in selecting the right safety system for your application or to order Omron STI safety products, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at

You Won’t Be Wet, You’ll Be Dead

August 15, 2013

Here’s a wise and clever email sent from veteran IIDM field service technician Dale Frisk to all of Innovative-IDM‘s employees. And don’t EVER forget it.

—–Original Message—–
From: Dale Frisk
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:10 PM
To: IIDM Employees (All)
Subject: Lockout

I asked my wife Carol to shut off the main water valve on her way out of the house this after noon. I wanted to replace the o-rings in the kitchen sink faucet while she was gone. She forgot so I shut it off and started replacing the o-rings…she came home and realizing she had forgotten … turned the water on instead of off.

The lesson….don’t forget to lock out the power… if it had been electricity instead of water I’d be dead instead of wet…

Dale Frisk

Sr. Field Service Technician

Office Main Line: 281-880-2100

Cell Phone: 713-907-7723

Patlite Releases LFH Warning Light

June 24, 2013

Patlite is proud to present the LFH Indoor/Outdoor LED Warning Light. The IP66 rated LFH can be used in environments such as factories, utilities, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, parking lots, and others. A strong vibration resistance allows the LFH to be mounted on forklifts, construction, maintenance, and industrial vehicles. The Warning Light flashes about 110 flashes/minute and comes in five different colors (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Clear).

Patlite presents the LFH Warning Light

For more information or to order your Patlite LFH Warning Lights, call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at



Omron STI Releases the OS32C-DM Safety Laser Scanner

March 20, 2013

Omron STI OS32C-DM Safety Laser Scanner

Omron’s STI OS32C series of safety laser scanners now has a new
model that is EtherNet/IP™-enabled. EtherNet/IP provides for
easy connection with a PC or PLC by using pre-defined assemblies
that makes it simple to utilize measurement and status information
in one-to-one or multi-drop configuration. Measurement data
allows the scanner to perform a dual function of safety and
profiling / measuring objects.

Maximize efficiency and minimize downtime with the Omron STI OS32C-DM Safety Laser Scanner – call Innovative-IDM at 877.906.2100 and place your order today!

Innovative Named Omron STI Distributor for Texas, Okla.

September 29, 2009

Omron STI has named Innovative Automation as its new distributor in Texas and Okla. Innovative will carry a full line from the North America’s largest manufacturer of machine and process safeguarding equipment and technologies.

Omron STI manufactures light curtains, safety scanners, interlock switches, safety mats, programmable safety controllers, remote safety I/O assemblies, and many more safety products. STI also is the exclusive provider of Laser-Safe Press Brake Guarding technology.STIhome.jpg

“Omron STI and Innovative will be a good marriage,” says Gene Gray, president of Innovative Automation. “Safety has been a concern in plants and factories for a long time. But with more factories automating, the chance for accidents involving machines increases. This brings one of the largest automation and machine safety lines right into the lap of our customers. It’s another great opportunity to help them protect their machines and people.”

Omron STI is the second major line to tap Innovative’s distribution network in the past three months. In June, SMC pneumatics named Innovative its Premier Technology Distributor for Texas and Okla.

“A lot of top tier companies recognize the reputation that Innovative Automation enjoys in the marketplace and they are coming to us, wanting us to represent their lines,” says Gray. “That’s just a bigger plus for our current customers and future customers. More choices from one source.”