Marking Designated Walkways

It is rare that painted lines designating safe walkways are well maintained in industrial facilities. Yet well designated walkways are an important part of pedestrian safety. Not only that, they give your facility a clean and well organized look that employees and visitors alike will appreciate. The problem with paint is that it has to … Read more

Permit to Work (PTW)

Permit to Work (PTW) is a key part of managing work activities that have inherently higher risks or unique aspects that could lead to a higher level of risk than routine or daily work activities. It is supported by other management policies, procedures, and processes to regulate all work activities and manage risk. The purpose … Read more

Safety Inspections for Machinery and Vehicles

As you go about your work day it’s easy to see if a co-worker is not wearing proper personal protective equipment. If you are a safety professional or supervisor, you will no doubt have a conversation with the co-worker to correct it. This is a cornerstone of safety management. But what about machinery and vehicles? … Read more

ISOtunes- Wireless Bluetooth Hearing Protection

  Bulwark is excited to offer ISOtunes ultra-lightweight Bluetooth earplugs with True Wireless technology. They are dust, sweat, and water resistant with all-day battery life, high fidelity audio and ANSI Certified 22, 27 or up to 29 Noise Reduction Rating (NRR varies depending upon model). With these earbud style earplugs you will maintain outstanding hearing … Read more

Case Study: Fall Protection Platform

In this application we have built a platform around a rooftop HVAC unit to provide safe access for routine maintenance. Prior to this installation, maintenance personnel were constantly standing awkwardly on ladders while they performed maintenance tasks on the HVAC unit. Process: Regular maintenance, such as changing filters is performed on a rooftop HVAC unit.  … Read more

Training Opportunity: ANSI B11 Licensed Machinery Safety Specialist

Bulwark Safety Systems is partnering with Fortress Interlocks to offer an affordable online ANSI B11 based Licensed Machine Safety Specialist “LMSS” course starting this December. Unlike most safety training out there which is based on International ISO standards, this course is based on U.S. ANSI B11 Standards which are the U.S. specific standards. If you … Read more

Case Study- How Hands Free Wireless Communications Changed Operations

Process: A fruit processing & packing plant gets exceptionally busy during certain times of the year. During those times supervisors, maintenance and forklift operators are so busy they race from place to place within the plant performing various job functions with few breaks in between. Problem: The busiest employees have difficulty coordinating through the use … Read more

Case Study- Employee & Asset Protection

Today we want to highlight a recent Bulwark Solution for a client that had a particular challenge of protecting their employee’s and assets while still maintaining productivity. Utilizing one of our most innovative safety systems solved the problem and provided the needed safety the client was looking for. The Process: A wheeled cart carrying sheets … Read more

Maintain Social Distancing And Productivity On The Plant Floor

Being able to effectively communicate at a distance in a high noise environment is essential if we are going to maintain social distancing, reduce downtime, prevent accidents and adequately train personnel. Here are three issues many businesses are facing now and how we can overcome them with Sonetics Hands free Wireless Communication and Hearing Protection … Read more

Lockout Tagout Simplified

Bulwark Safety Systems offers several solutions that make following LOTO procedures easier and more consistent for your employees.  SGW LOTO Checklist Books: This short video shows how a simple LOTO Checklist Book makes the LOTO procedure easy to follow and consistent. By making your procedure simple and consistent employees are less likely to cut corners. … Read more

Pallet Rack Safety Solutions

Pallet rack safety is often overlooked, but every year collapsing pallet racks or materials falling from racks result in injury and even death. Bulwark Safety Systems offers multiple solutions that can be used independently or combined to better protect your warehouse workers and assets. Here are just a few of them: Rackbull: Affordable and simple … Read more

We Honor Their Sacrifice

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue”- James Garfield

Software to Reduce Fatigue and Test Fitness for Duty

Fatigue and lack of alertness present safety and productivity risks that companies are faced with daily. Whether related to a lack of sleep, intoxication, drug use, illness, distraction or other causes of impairment, employees and companies must work to better understand and mitigate fatigue and fitness-for-duty (FFD) risk in order to sustain effective productivity and … Read more

Pedestrian Safety- RFID Proximity Warning & Alert Systems

Pedestrian safety is a major concern at companies with vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Although physical barriers can be very helpful, there are going to be areas and circumstances in which pedestrians are exposed to the hazards of vehicles. This is where an RFID Proximity Warning and Alert System can significantly increase safety.  How Does It … Read more

Inxpect 3D Safety Radars

3D Safety Radar sensors offer advantages over traditional safety presence sensing devices like light curtains, laser scanners and safety mats in many applications: What problems do Safety Radar sensors solve: Immunity to debris such as dust, splashing liquids or smoke. Because the sensor senses movement, the environment can change. An item can be moved into … Read more

Are your interlocks this rugged?

One of our customers approached us with an extremely challenging machine guarding application in a dirty, wet and sticky environment. After reviewing the project with the customer, we decided that a Fortress Interlocks mGard Key Exchange System would be the perfect solution, here’s why; Challenge: Customer needs regular access to six hatches on a machine … Read more

Do I Really Need an Expensive Safety PLC- NO!!

Adding control reliability to your machines isn’t as difficult or costly as you might think anymore. When we open a control panel on a machine that as been in operation for a few years or more, we are surprised if there is a proper control reliable circuit. More often than not there are no safety … Read more

Reducing Harmful Noise

We often see production areas where just one or two machines are excessively loud and are subjecting not only those working with the machine, but the entire workforce to harmful noise. By using sound curtains we can isolate noisy machines from the rest of the workforce, reducing harmful noise, increasing safety, improving the appearance of … Read more

Safety Strategies for Full Body Access Areas

When you have a machine or work cell which allows for the risk of a person being in the hazardous zone when the machine is restarted, safety devices designed for Full Body Access Areas should be considered. A common area with this danger is in a robotic cell. A typical robot is surrounded by a … Read more

Projected Safety Signage Gets Attention

Projected safety signage is bright, highly visible and does not wear over time. Projected signs can be activated by motion and have the ability to fade, flash or rotate to make sure that they catch the attention of your employees and guests. Where projected signage makes the most sense in your facility: High traffic areas … Read more

Bulwark And Draeger Combine for Gas Detection & Protection

Bulwark is excited to announce that we have partnered with Draeger to meet your gas detection needs. Here are a few simple reasons to consider Draeger: Draeger O2, CO and H2S electro-chemical sensors are warrantied for 5 years with an expected life of 6-8 years. If your current equipment warranty only covers 2 years, you … Read more

Do I Really Need an Expensive Safety PLC?

The answer is “NO”, for the vast majority of machines. Instead, consider using a Safety Controller if you have several safety sensors and want to include logic in your safety system. As an example, consider a pretty standard packaging application with 2 door interlocks, 3 light curtains and 4 emergency stops. Further, the exit conveyors … Read more

Self-Closing Safety Gates

Most of our customers are familiar with the OSHA requirements for self-closing gates, but they are often surprised when they take the time to walk their facility and count how many places these gates are still needed. The OSHA standard is as follows: 1910.28(b)(3)(iv) – Each employee is protected from falling into a ladderway floor … Read more

Ergo Advantage- Increase Your Safety and Productivity

The benefits of ergonomic and anti-slip floor mats/tiles have become clear in recent years. Bulwark Safety Systems is excited to partner with Ergo Advantage, producer of the top-rated and best warrantied floor mat on the market. Ergo Advantage’s various sized tiles designed with compression domes on the top and a leg structure on the bottom … Read more

Forklift Safety Red and Blue lights

We are starting to see more and more forklifts being equipped with a blue warning light, typically in the back. These warning lights are a simple and inexpensive way to help keep pedestrians safe from forklifts, and adding them to all sides of the forklift even further diminishes the risk of a collision. Blue lights … Read more

Roll-up Doors, Curtains Walls, Weld Screens, Sound Curtains, Strip Doors, and more…

There are many reasons to add automatic roll-up doors in manufacturing facilities, including: discouraging unauthorized individuals from entering dangerous areas, climate control, dust separation, keeping pests out while allowing fresh air and light in, etc. Bulwark Safety Systems is proud to partner with Goff’s Enterprises to provide roll-up doors to our customers. We offer very competitive … Read more