Trash Compactor Safety
When it comes to industrial trash compactors, safety is a top priority. Purchasing a compactor with high safety ratings provides two primary benefits. First, it provides potential savings on insurance and personal injury claims, and second, it can reduce plant downtime.
Trash Compactor Safety Requirements By OSHA Standards
OSHA General Industry Standard guidelines are to be followed for the proper maintenance of any industrial waste compactor.
Each authorized employee needs to receive the necessary training in a number of different disciplines. There are three disciplines employees should train in.
- the recognition of applicable hazardous energy sources
- the type and magnitude of the energy available in the workplace
- the methods and means necessary for energy isolation and control
The KenBay RotoPac industrial waste compactor was designed with all of these disciplines in mind. It is considered one of the best commercial trash compactors on the market. Companies prefer the KenBay model due to its prominently placed isolator switch as well as other safety mechanisms inimical to its design.
Using OSHA metrics, KenBay works diligently to meet standard trash compactor safety requirements