Rockford Systems Adds Stop Time Measurement to List of Machine Safeguarding Services

Press Release from Rockford Systems LLC

Rockford, IL, August 15, 2016

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Underscoring its total commitment to worker safety, Rockford Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of machine safeguarding solutions, today announced that a comprehensive Stop-Time Measurement (STM) service conducted by its trained technicians is now available to customers using metal-fabricating, metal-cutting, and turning machines. STM will now be a standard service offered by Rockford Systems alongside machine risk assessment, onsite machine safety surveys, and equipment compliance proposals.

“Periodic safety distance validation, accomplished through Stop Time Measurements, ensures that our customers’ machines are compliant with OSHA and ANSI standards and most importantly, are providing the protection their employees on the shop floor deserve,” said Joe Nitiss, CEO of Rockford Systems, LLC. “By providing these services, we’ve completely removed the guesswork out of installing safety devices on mechanical and hydraulic presses, press brakes, and other types of machines.”

Rockford uses STM to determine the stopping ability of customers’ industrial machinery. Once captured, the stop-time data is applied to formulas created by either OSHA or ANSI to calculate the minimum safety distance required to install safety devices. Rockford offers this service for newly installed safety devices as well as for the periodic validation of existing safety devices. Stop-Time Measurements are not only required for compliance with federal and state labor laws, but also may be necessary to abate deficiencies discovered during insurance company loss-control and corporate safety inspections.

Lack of machine guarding or improperly installed safeguarding equipment was one of the top ten most cited OSHA violations in 2015, resulting in millions of dollars in fines levied against businesses. Injuries, as a result of improperly safeguarded machines, also lead to higher insurance costs, lawsuits, and hospital expenses. Although safety equipment and proper machine controls are required by OSHA, many manufacturers sell machinery without either, leaving the business with the responsibility of safeguarding the machine.

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About Rockford Systems, LLC.

Headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Systems, LLC delivers innovative machine safeguarding solutions for organizations working with industrial machinery. As a trusted adviser since 1975, Rockford Systems helps organizations interpret and apply complex Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) machine safety standards for a broad array of industrial applications. In addition, Rockford Systems provides complete Safety Life-Cycle Management, including on-site surveys, customized solutions, proprietary products, installation and integration services, safety training, 24×7 technical support and ongoing compliance validation. Rockford Systems has improved the profitability of many of North America’s largest companies by increasing compliance, reducing worker risk, enhancing productivity and decreasing costs. For more information visit

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